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The Impossible

December 21, 2012 | 1h 54m


Drama, Thriller


J. A. Bayona


Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast, Marta Etura, Sönke Möhring, Geraldine Chaplin, Ploy Jindachote, Jomjai Sae-Limh, Johan Sundberg, Jan Sundberg, La-Orng Thongruang, Tor Klathaley, Douglas Johansson, Emilio Riccardi, Vorarat Jutakeo, Karun Konsaman, Nicola Harrison, John Albasiny, Gitte Witt, Bruce Blain, Celicia Arnold, Peter Tuinstra, Esther Davis, Vipavee Charoenpura, Kowit Wattanakul, Danai Thiengdham, Bonnie Z Hutchinson, Aratchaporn Satead, Namphon Pakdee, Harry Holland


Belén Atienza, Enrique Lopez Lavigne, Álvaro Augustin, Ghislain Barrois, Jaime Ortiz De Artinano, Sandra Hermida, Javier Ugarte


Sergio G. Sánchez, Maria Belon


A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage). 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.


  • Naomi Watts Nominee for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
  • Naomi Watts Nominee for the 2013 Academy Award for Actress In a Leading Role
  • Naomi Watts Nominee for the 2013 Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress
  • Naomi Watts Nominee for the 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
  • Tom Holland Nominee for the 2013 Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actor/Actress
  • Tom Holland Winner for the 2013 National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance - Male

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