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The Impossible (2012)

  • Rate: 7.7/10 total 10,231 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 11 October 2012 (Spain)
  • Runtime: 114 min
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  • IMDb page: The Impossible (2012)
  • Rate: 7.7/10 total 10,231 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 11 October 2012 (Spain)
  • Runtime: 114 min
  • Filming Location: Alicante, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
  • Budget: €30,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: €40,206,748(Spain)(9 December 2012)
  • Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
  • Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Fernando Velázquez   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat
  • Plot Keyword: Catastrophe | Ocean | Asia | Year 2004 | Separation From Family

Writing Credits By:

  • Sergio G. Sánchez (screenplay)
  • María Belón (story)

Known Trivia

  • Many of the extras are actual survivors of the Tsunami.
  • This is not the first time Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor have been in an on-screen relationship. They were cast as a couple in Stay.
  • At the Toronto Film Festival in 2012, Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and young cast got to meet their real life counterparts – the family that survived the actual tsunami and on which this movie is based.

Goofs: Continuity: When Lucas is speaking with the Swedish man who is desperately trying to find his son, he grabs a pen and starts writing the boy's name with his left hand but in the next shot he is writing with his right hand.

Plot: An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. |  »

Story: An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Belén Atienza known as producer
  • Álvaro Augustín known as producer
  • Ghislain Barrois known as producer
  • Sandra Hermida known as executive producer
  • Enrique López Lavigne known as producer
  • Jaime Ortiz de Artiñano known as delegate producer
  • Javier Ugarte known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Naomi Watts known as Maria
  • Ewan McGregor known as Henry
  • Tom Holland known as Lucas
  • Samuel Joslin known as Thomas
  • Oaklee Pendergast known as Simon
  • Marta Etura known as Simone
  • Sönke Möhring known as Karl
  • Geraldine Chaplin known as Old Woman
  • Ploy Jindachote known as Caregiver
  • Jomjaoi Sae-Limh known as Red Cross Nurse
  • Johan Sundberg known as Daniel
  • Jan Roland Sundberg known as Daniel's Father
  • La-Orng Thongruang known as Old Thai Man
  • Tor Klathaley known as Young Thai Man
  • Douglas Johansson known as Mr. Benstrom
  • Emilio Riccardi known as Morten Benstrom
  • Vorarat Jutakeo known as Doctor in Stockroom
  • Karun Konsaman known as Young Nurse in Stockroom
  • Nicola Harrison known as Woman in charge of Simon and Thomas
  • John Albasiny known as Oliver Tudpole
  • Gitte Witt known as Norwegian Patient
  • Bruce Blain known as American Tourist
  • Celicia Arnold known as American Tourist's Wife
  • Peter Tuinstra known as American Tourist on Orchid Roof
  • Esther Davis known as Volunteer in Children's Tent
  • Dominic Power known as Tourist Near the Orchid
  • Sarinrat Thomas known as Operating Nurse
  • Oak Keerati known as Orchid Male Employee
  • Wipawee Charoenpura known as Woman in Children's Minibus
  • Laura Power known as Young Nurse in Airplane
  • Kowit Wattanakul known as Henry's Pick-up Driver
  • Zoe Popham known as Tourist in Henry's Pick-up
  • Danai Thiengdham known as Tourist in Henry's Pick-up
  • Ronnie Eide known as Tourist in Henry's Pick-up
  • Bonnie Jo Hutchinson known as Tourist at Bus Station
  • Jean-Loup Pilblad known as Tourist at Bus Station
  • Giovani Agresti known as Tourist Looking for Francesca
  • Georgina L. Baert known as Person Looking for Relatives
  • David Bruce known as Person Looking for Relatives
  • Natalie Lorence known as Person Looking for Relatives
  • Sverre Golten known as Person Looking for Relatives
  • Clare Louise Plunkett known as Person Looking for Relatives
  • Raphaël Dewaerseghers known as Naked Man
  • Pisamai Pakdeevijit known as Thai Family in Stockroom
  • Aratchporn Satead known as Thai Family in Stockroom
  • Jakapong Srichaem known as Thai Family in Stockroom
  • Simon Blyberg known as Ferdinand
  • Christopher Alan Byrd known as Dieter
  • Namfon Pakdee known as Orchid Female Employee
  • Georgina Winters known as Patient in Takua Pa Hospital
  • Dina Kiseleva known as Patient in Takua Pa Hospital
  • Tan Demir known as Patient in Takua Pa Hospital
  • Krittanai Youngtrakull known as Emergency Nurse
  • Takashi Hasegawa known as Japanese Tourist
  • Kristen Mandel known as Redheaded Woman
  • Sam Holland known as Kid in the Tent
  • Harry Holland known as Kid in the Tent
  • Mara García García known as Kid in the Car
  • Russell Geoffrey Banks known as Newly wed (uncredited)
  • Vanesa de la Haza known as (uncredited)
  • Philippe Durand known as Shanque (uncredited)
  • David Firestar known as Hospital Volunteer (uncredited)
  • Byron Gibson known as Staring man at airport (uncredited)
  • Olivia Jackson known as Woman by the pool (uncredited)
  • Marco Naddei known as Young Bus Stop Survivor (uncredited)
  • Desmond O'Neill known as Lost Man at Hospital (uncredited)
  • Teo Quintavalle known as Rescue Volunteer (uncredited) (as Anteo Quintavalle)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Tamar Aviv known as special makeup effects artist: DDT SFX Crew
  • Alessandro Bertolazzi known as hair designer
  • Alessandro Bertolazzi known as make-up & hair designer
  • Sophia Burnage known as hairdresser
  • Kevin Carter known as special effects contact lenses
  • Rick Findlater known as personal hairdresser: Naomi Watts
  • Giorgio Gregorini known as hair stylist
  • Sophia Knight known as hair stylist
  • Sarah Love known as key hair stylist
  • Marta Roggero known as key makeup artist
  • Floris Schuller known as prosthetic effects: DDT crew
  • Vasit Suchitta known as special makeup effects artist
  • Aleix Torrecillas known as special makeup effects artist: DDT SFX
  • Chiara Ugolini known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Carmen Agullo Molla known as props buyer
  • Pablo Buratti known as storyboard artist
  • Somm Suthinee Chantakarn known as art department coordinator: Thailand
  • Vanesa de la Haza known as set dresser
  • Joseph Diaz known as concept artist
  • Javier López Antía known as props
  • Adolfo Martín Crespo known as water supervisor
  • Isaac Maté known as painter
  • Laura Maynadé known as concept artist
  • Sorayuk Mookleemas known as leadman
  • Angela Nahum known as assistant decorator
  • Aitana Ozaeta known as painter
  • Pipat Sripradoo known as props assistant

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Apaches Entertainment
  • Telecinco Cinema
  • Mediaset España
  • Canal+ España
  • Generalitat Valenciana
  • Institut Valencia de Cinematografia (IVAC)
  • Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA)

Other Companies:

  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • IMM Sound  sound post-production
  • La Lata Rentals & Services  Avid rentals
  • Pentmark  product placement
  • Southern Sun  grip and lighting equipment
  • VS Service Ltd.  grip and lighting equipment
  • VS Service Ltd.  star trailers

Distributors:

  • Alfa Films (2013) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Concorde Filmverleih (2012) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2011) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2011) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Independent Films (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • SND (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • Shaw Organisation (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Summit Entertainment (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2011) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2011) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • CatchPlay (2011) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • IDC (2011) (Mexico) (all media) (all Latin America)
  • IDC (2011) (Peru) (all media) (all Latin America)
  • Lotte Entertainment (2011) (Korea) (all media)
  • Mongkol Major (2012) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Nordisk Film (2011) (Denmark) (all media)
  • Nordisk Film (2011) (Norway) (all media)
  • Nordisk Film (2011) (Finland) (all media)
  • Nordisk Film (2011) (Iceland) (all media)
  • Nordisk Film (2011) (Sweden) (all media)
  • Warner Bros. (2011) (Spain) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Efe-X
  • Fassman VFX

Visual Effects by:

  • Carlos Adarraga known as digital compositor
  • Jorge Medina Alix known as fluid fx artist
  • Sonsoles Aranguren known as digital compositor
  • Eloi Bartolomé known as digital compositor: Fassman
  • Félix Bergés known as visual effects supervisor
  • Katharina Boehm known as break-away model maker
  • Lluís Castells known as visual effects producer: Fassman
  • Miguel Castrillo known as visual effects
  • Berta Coderch known as visual effects coordinator: Fassman
  • Aníbal del Busto known as digital compositor
  • Alicia del Rio known as digital conform artist
  • Gaston Emery known as visual effects artist
  • David Esteve known as digital compositor
  • Javier García known as visual effects supervisor: Fassman
  • Alvaro Gasco known as visual effects artist: Fassman
  • Pablo Hernández-Meléndez known as visual effects artist
  • Antonio Lado known as cgi supervisor
  • Ezequiel Larrú known as digital compositor
  • Alberto Luceño known as cgi artist
  • Daniel López-Izquierdo known as digital compositor: Fassman
  • Helen Marti Donoghue known as visual effects producer
  • Angel Pedro Martinez known as break-away models coordinator
  • Guillermo Martínez Benavente known as visual effects artist
  • Emiliano Nanfaro known as visual effects
  • Connie Oettl known as senior model maker
  • Sergio Pinto known as visual effects artist
  • Ziad Ragheb known as senior model maker
  • Ramón Ramos known as visual effects artist
  • Thorsten Rienth known as visual effects artist
  • Javier Roca known as digital compositor
  • Yolanda Rubio known as digital compositor
  • Jorge Oliva Ruiz known as digital compositor
  • Rubén Sanz known as visual effects technical director
  • Gabriel Sitjas known as digital compositor: Fassman
  • Rafa Solorzano known as visual effects
  • Carlos Trijueque known as digital compositor
  • Pepe Valencia known as previsualisation supervisor
  • Carolina Pinillos Visscher known as visual effects producer
  • Fernando Vizoso known as technical director

Release Date:

  • Canada 9 September 2012 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Spain 27 September 2012 (Donostia-San Sebastian International Film Festival)
  • Switzerland 30 September 2012 (Zurich Film Festival)
  • Spain 7 October 2012 (Sitges Film Festival)
  • Spain 11 October 2012
  • Lithuania 19 October 2012
  • Serbia 27 October 2012 (Cinemania)
  • USA 4 November 2012 (AFI Fest)
  • Estonia 16 November 2012 (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival)
  • France 21 November 2012
  • Bulgaria 30 November 2012
  • Israel 20 December 2012
  • Kuwait 20 December 2012
  • Lebanon 20 December 2012
  • Mexico 20 December 2012
  • United Arab Emirates 20 December 2012
  • Brazil 21 December 2012
  • Canada 21 December 2012 (Toronto)
  • Estonia 21 December 2012
  • Iceland 21 December 2012
  • USA 21 December 2012 (Los Angeles, California)
  • USA 21 December 2012 (New York City, New York)
  • Venezuela 21 December 2012
  • Hong Kong 25 December 2012 (limited)
  • Belgium 26 December 2012
  • Slovenia 27 December 2012
  • Greece 1 January 2013
  • Ireland 1 January 2013
  • UK 1 January 2013
  • Argentina 3 January 2013
  • Hungary 3 January 2013
  • Finland 4 January 2013
  • Norway 4 January 2013
  • Romania 4 January 2013
  • Chile 10 January 2013
  • Hong Kong 10 January 2013
  • Netherlands 17 January 2013
  • Singapore 17 January 2013
  • Australia 24 January 2013
  • Denmark 24 January 2013
  • New Zealand 24 January 2013
  • Portugal 24 January 2013
  • Poland 25 January 2013
  • Czech Republic 31 January 2013
  • Germany 31 January 2013
  • Italy 31 January 2013
  • Taiwan 1 February 2013
  • Russia 14 February 2013
  • Sweden 15 March 2013

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity

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