Based on a true story, “The Impossible” is a Spanish-produced English-language movie about one family’s survival of the 2004 tsunami.
Here is the synopsis of the movie from Summit Entertainment:
Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan 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 Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.
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.
Also starring in the movie are Geraldine Chaplin and Marta Etura, and is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona.
“The Impossible” is set for Christmas 2012 release.
Watch the trailer here: