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DIRECTOR:
Juan Antonio Bayona

DISTRIBUTOR:
Lionsgate Films

CAST:
Naomi Watts
Ewan McGregor
Tom Holland
Samuel Joslin
Oaklee Pendergast
Marta Etura
Sönke Möhring
Geraldine Chaplin

THE IMPOSSIBLE: Spain 2012, 35mm, Color, English, PG13, 114 min
SHOWTIMES 2/4-7: 5:30p | 8:15p



A powerful story based on one family’s survival of the 2004 tsunami, THE IMPOSSIBLE stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts (in an Oscar-nominated role for Best Actress) and is directed by J.A. Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE).

Maria (Watts), Henry (McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As they freeze in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds towards them.

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.

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