PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
28 September 2012 | Clayton Davis (Claytondavis@awardscircuit.com)
8 | Watts and Holland own it...One of the Best Pictures of the Year!
A film that captures real life the way J.A. Bayona captures it in his newest film The Impossible is a rare occurrence ...
The family on which this story is based were present during the whole shooting process. They were giving tips, especially Maria Belon who is portrayed by Naomi Watts. The whole family also attended the film's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012.
On December 26th, 2004,the deadliest tsunami on record hit the South East Coast of Asia. The lives of countless families all over the world changed forever. This is the true story of one of those families.
When Daniel meets with his father, he says in Swedish - "vad tung du är Johan (how heavy you are, Johan)" instead of the character's name Daniel. This is because the real name of the character Daniel, is Johan, and it's his real father Jan.
English, Thai, Swedish
$143,818 (USA) (21 December 2012)
$18,996,755 (USA) (12 April 2013)
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