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The Impossible
- Naomi Watts

Overview - Director Juan Antonio Bayona follows up his critically-acclaimed feature debut THE ORPHANAGE with this drama set during the 2004 tsunami, and detailing one family's incredible fight for survival. Inspired by actual events, THE IMPOSSIBLE opens on December 26th, as Henry (Ewan McGregor), his wife Maria (Naomi Watts), and their three sons lounge poolside following an eventful Christmas.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Director Juan Antonio Bayona follows up his critically-acclaimed feature debut THE ORPHANAGE with this drama set during the 2004 tsunami, and detailing one family's incredible fight for survival. Inspired by actual events, THE IMPOSSIBLE opens on December 26th, as Henry (Ewan McGregor), his wife Maria (Naomi Watts), and their three sons lounge poolside following an eventful Christmas. But just as the family begins to forget their troubles and settle in for a relaxing tropical getaway, one of the worst natural disasters in modern history changes their lives in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, as shock gives way to abject horror, the devoted parents fight to protect their children, encountering scenes heart-wrenching tragedy and experiencing acts of incredible compassion as the entire country of Thailand is engulfed in chaos. Tom Hollander and Geraldine Chaplin co-star.

Cast List

Ignacio Carreno
Pilar Revuelta
Pau Costa
Oriol Tarrago
Marc Orts
The London Metropolitan Orchestra
Oscar Faura - D.P., THE ORPHANAGE
Daniela Forn
Jaume Marti
Giorgio Gregorini
Guiomar Alonso
Sarah Love
David Marti
Fernando Velazquez - Composer, THE ORPHANAGE
Eduardo Moratilla
Montse Ribe
Rick Findlater
Juan Antonio Bayona - Director, THE ORPHANAGE
Sergio G. Sanchez - Screenwriter, THE ORPHANAGE
Albert Carreras
Alessandro Bertolazzi
Maria Belon
Chiara Ugolini
Efe-X-Efectos Especiales
John Albasiny - Actor/"Kipperbang"
Geraldine Chaplin - American actress, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
Naomi Watts - Actress, KING KONG (2005)
Ewan McGregor - Scottish actor, TRAINSPOTTING
Douglas Johansson
Wipawee Charoenpura - Actor, JAN DARA (2001)
Marta Etura - Mexican actress
Peter Tuinstra
Nicola Harrison
Sonke Mohring
Tom Holland - Actor, ;
Samuel Joslin
Oaklee Pendergast
Jomjai Sae-limh "Maew"
Johan Sundberg
Jan Sundberg
La-Orng Thongruang
Tor Klathaley
Emilio Riccardi
Vorarat Jutakeo
Karun Konsaman
Gitte Witt
Bruce Blain
Cecilia Arnold - Actor, ;
Esther Davis
Dominic Power
Sarinrat Thomas "Jia"
Keerati Sivakuae "Oak"
Laura Power
Kovit Wattanakul
Zoe Popham
Danny Toeng Danny
Ronnie Eide
Bonnie Jo Hutchinson
Jean-Loup Pilblad
Franky Gun
Giovani Agresti
Georgina Baert
David Bruce - Actor
Natalia Lorence
Sverre Golten
Clare Louise Plunkett
Raphael Dewaerseghers
Pisamai Pakdeevijit
Aratchaporn Satead
Jakapong Srichaem
Simon Blyberg
Christopher Byrd
Namfon Pakdee
Georgina Winters
Dina Kiseleva
Tan Daniel Demir
Krittanai Yongtrakull "Beer"
Takashi Hasegawa
Kristen Mandel
Sam Holland - Actor
Harry Holland
Mara Garcia Garcia
Ploy Jindachote

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 114
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 025192181528
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Disaster
Christmas
Stranded/Castaway
Family Life
Families
Vacations
Family Crises

 
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Reviews:
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film is a remarkable visual achievement, made more affecting by the depth the actors bring to their characters." - 12/20/2012 Rolling Stone


"The key selling point is Bayona's ten-minute reenactment of the tidal wave and its carnage, which is brutal, visceral and without peer." - 12/13/2012 Box Office


4 stars out of 4 -- "Here is a searing film of human tragedy....THE IMPOSSIBLE is one of the best films of the year." - 12/19/2012 Chicago Sun-Times


"Bayona achieves a rare sense of balance between the big and the powerful as well as the small and the intimate in the family's survival against impossible odds..." - 12/20/2012 Los Angeles Times


"THE IMPOSSIBLE plunges the audience into the catastrophe and then immerses us in the panic, grief and disorientation of the aftermath." - 12/24/2012 New York Times


"The catastrophic nature of the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean that opens the fact-based drama THE IMPOSSIBLE is rendered with nightmarish realism by Spanish director J.A. Bayona..." - 12/21/2012 Washington Post


"THE IMPOSSIBLE confirms that Bayona is a major talent, with a skill for constructing sequences that build tension as masterfully as Steven Spielberg did in his ’70s heyday." - 12/20/2012 A.V. Club


"[I]ts visceral force is more aggressive, its emotions cut deeper and its intelligence makes fiercely affecting work of close-to-the-bone material." - 12/09/2012 Total Film


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE IMPOSSIBLE is a nimbly acted drama that is at once a stellar visual achievement and a life-affirming story of familial love and courage." - 01/03/2013 USA Today


"[T]he painstaking realism is purposely unforgiving." - 01/01/2013 Sight and Sound

 
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