The Impossible

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  • PG-13
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... read more
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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.

Original Release

09/09/2012

US Release

12/21/2012

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Cast

Naomi Watts Maria / Maria Bennett
Ewan McGregor Henry / Henry Bennett
Samuel Joslin Thomas / Thomas Bennett
Oaklee Pendergast Simon / Simon Bennett
Marta Etura Simone
Sönke Möhring Karl / Karl Schweber
Geraldine Chaplin Old Woman
Ploy Jindachote Caregiver
Jomjaoi Sae-Limh Red Cross Nurse
Johan Sundberg Daniel
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

J.A. Bayona

Writers

Sergio G. Sánchez, María Belón

Cast

Naomi Watts Maria / Maria Bennett
Ewan McGregor Henry / Henry Bennett
Samuel Joslin Thomas / Thomas Bennett
Oaklee Pendergast Simon / Simon Bennett
Marta Etura Simone
Sönke Möhring Karl / Karl Schweber
Geraldine Chaplin Old Woman
Ploy Jindachote Caregiver
Jomjaoi Sae-Limh Red Cross Nurse
Johan Sundberg Daniel
Jan Roland Sundberg Daniel's Father
La-Orng Thongruang Old Thai Man
Tor Klathaley Young Thai Man
Douglas Johansson Mr. Benstrom
Olivia Jackson Woman by the pool
Dominic Power Tourist Near the Orchid
Byron Gibson Staring man at airport
Gitte Witt Norwegian Patient
John Albasiny Oliver Tudpole
Russell Geoffrey Banks Newly wed

Producers

Editors

Elena Ruiz, Bernat Vilaplana

2013Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2013OscarBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
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