The Impossible (2013)

The Impossible

Summary: A powerful story based on one family’s survival of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami…

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

Based on a true story, THE IMPOSSIBLE is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 24th January, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Spain

Director: Juan Antonio Bayona

Screenwriter: Maria Belon (story), Sergio G. Sanchez

Cast: John Albasiny (Oliver Tudpole), Simon Blyberg (Ferdinand), Christopher Alan Byrd (Dieter), Philipee Durand (Shanque), Marta Etura (Simone), Tom Holland (Lucas), Douglas Johansson (Mr. Benstrom), Samuel Joslin (Thomas), Ewan McGregor (Henry), Sonke Mohring (Karl), Oaklee Pendergast (Simon), Emilio Riccadi (Morten Benstrom), Johan Sundberg (Daniel), Naomi Watts (Maria)

Runtime: 114 mins


Dave Griffiths’s ‘The Impossible’ Review: 

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Rating: 4/5

IMDB Rating: The Impossible (2012) on IMDb