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Director Juan Antonio Bayona follows up his critically acclaimed feature debut Juan Antonio Bayona with this drama set during the 2004 Thailand tsunami, detailing one family's incredible fight for survival. Inspired by actual events, The Impossible finds Henry (Ewan McGregor), his wife Maria (Naomi Watts), and their three sons lounging poolside at a scenic Thailand resort 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 of heart-wrenching tragedy and experiencing acts of incredible compassion as the entire country is engulfed in chaos. Tom Hollander and Geraldine Chaplin co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 21, 2012

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Board of Review Tom Hollander Breakthrough Performance by an Actor 2012 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Ewan McGregor Best Supporting Actor 2012 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Naomi Watts Best Actress 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Naomi Watts Best Actress - Drama 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Naomi Watts Best Actress 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Naomi Watts Best Actress 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Juan Antonio Bayona Best Director 2012 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Eugenio Caballero Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film 2012 Nominee

Cast

Naomi Watts
as Maria
Ewan McGregor
as Henry
Marta Etura
as Simone
Sönke Möhring
as Karl
Geraldine Chaplin
as Elderly Woman
Douglas Johansson
as Mr. Benstrom
John Albasiny
as Oliver Tudpole
Vipavee Charoenpura
as Woman in Childen's Minibus

Crew

Juan Antonio Bayona
Director
Ghislain Barrois
Producer
Alvaro Augustin
Producer
Enrique Lopez Lavigne
Producer
Belen Atienza
Producer
Sergio G. Sánchez
Screenwriter
Oscar Faura
Cinematographer
Elena Ruiz
Editor
Eugenio Caballero
Production Designer
Jaime Anduiza
Art Director
Chaiyan (Lek) Chunsuttiwat
Art Director
Sandra Hermida
Executive Producer
Javier Ugarte
Executive Producer
Gabriel Liste
Set Designer
Maria Reyes
Costume Designer
Pilar Revuelta
Set Decorator
Daniela Forn
First Assistant Director
Albert Carreras
Camera Operator
Yolanda Serrano
Casting
Peter Glossop
Sound Mixer
Eva Leira
Casting
Simone Bar
Casting
Shaheen Baig
Casting
Rafael Solorzano
Visual Effects Supervisor
Marc Orts
Re-Recording Mixer
Giorgio Gregorini
Hair Styles
Ignacio Carreno
Stunts Coordinator
Sarah Love
Key Hairstylist
David Marti
Makeup Special Effects
Eduardo Moratilla
Stunts Coordinator
Marga Huguet
Location Manager
Rick Findlater
Hair Styles
Montse Ribe
Makeup Special Effects
Sandra Hermida
Line Producer
Jaume Marti
Post Production Supervisor
Guiomar Alonso
Stunts Coordinator
Pau Costa
Special Effects Supervisor
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