The Impossible

In December 2004, affectionate family Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three children start their colder time of year excursion in Thailand. However, the day after Christmas, the unspoiled occasion transforms into an endless bad dream while an alarming thunder ascends from the profundities of the ocean, trailed by a mass of dark water that gobbles up everything in its way. However Maria and her family face their breaking point, startling presentations of generosity and boldness enhance their dread.

The Impossible

The Impossible

Duration: 1h 54min
Release Date: 4 January 2013 (USA)
Genres: Adventure, Drama, History
Director: J.A. Bayona
IMDb: 7.6

Box Office Collection

Budget: $45,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA & Canada: $143,818 Dec 23, 2012
Gross USA & Canada: $19,019,882
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $198,087,212


Capri, Hollywood 2012
J.A. Bayona
Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 2013
Best Actress (Mejor Actriz)
Naomi Watts
CinEuphoria Awards 2014
Best Special Effects (Sound or Visual) – International Competition
Peter Glossop (sound)
Marc Orts (sound)
Oriol Tarragó (sound)
Pau Costa (visual effects)
Félix Bergés (visual effects)
Empire Awards, UK 2013
Best Male Newcomer
Tom Holland
Gaudí Awards 2013
Best Director (Millor Director)
J.A. Bayona

Best Make-Up and Hairstyles (Millor Maquillatge i Perruqueria)
David Martí
Montse Ribé

Best Sound (Millor So)
Oriol Tarragó
Marc Orts

Best Cinematography (Millor Fotografia)
Oscar Faura

Best Film Editing (Millor Muntatge)
Elena Ruiz
Bernat Vilaplana

Best European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)
J.A. Bayona (director)
Sergio G. Sánchez (writer)
Apaches Entertainment
Telecinco Cinema
Mediaset España
Canal+ España
Goya Awards 2013
Best Sound (Mejor Sonido)
Peter Glossop
Marc Orts
Oriol Tarragó

Best Special Effects (Mejores Efectos Especiales)
Pau Costa
Félix Bergés

Best Director (Mejor Director)
J.A. Bayona

Best Editing (Mejor Montaje)
Elena Ruiz
Bernat Vilaplana

Best Production Manager (Mejor Dirección de Producción)
Sandra Hermida (as Sandra Hermida Muniz)
Hollywood Film Awards 2012
Tom Holland
International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2013
Film Music Composition of the Year
Fernando Velázquez
Track: “The Impossible Main Title”
London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013
Young British Performer of the Year
Tom Holland
National Board of Review, USA 2012
Breakthrough Performance – Male
Tom Holland
Nevada Film Critics Society 2012
Best Youth Performance
Tom Holland
Online Film & Television Association 2013
Best Youth Performance
Tom Holland
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013
Naomi Watts
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2012
Best Youth Performance in a Lead or Supporting Role - Male
Tom Holland
The Impossible
The Impossible


Naomi WattsMaria
Ewan McGregorHenry
Tom HollandLucas
Samuel JoslinThomas
Oaklee PendergastSimon
Marta EturaSimone
Sönke MöhringKarl
Geraldine ChaplinOld Woman
Ploy JindachoteCaregiver
Jomjaoi Sae-LimhRed Cross Nurse

Writing Credits

Sergio G. Sánchez(written by)
María Belón(story)


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