12 certificateThe Impossible is a Film programme that first aired in 2012 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Impossible is a 4 star programme

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The Impossible (2012)

Directed by
Juan Antonio Bayona

Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland star in Juan Antonio Bayona's powerful and moving fact-based drama about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

British couple Henry and Maria are taking a Christmas break in Thailand with their three sons, Lucas, Thomas and Simon. But their holiday turns to horror on Boxing Day, when the cataclysmic tidal wave hits their resort. What follows is a harrowing representation of the catastrophe's aftermath, as seen through the eyes of the surviving members of the family.

The leads' fine performances are based on the experiences of a Spanish family who were caught in tragedy, and the film's realism is bolstered by being shot partially in Thailand and employing indigenous survivors of the actual disaster as extras; the special effects are chilling, too.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: Spain

Filmed in Colour


Image for Naomi WattsNaomi Watts...Maria
Image for Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor...Henry
Image for Tom HollandTom Holland...Lucas
Samuel Joslin...Thomas
Oaklee Pendergast...Simon
Marta Etura...Simone
Sönke Möhring...Karl
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