United Kingdom: January 01 2013
United States: December 21 2012
Maria, Henry 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.
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During the shooting of the film, the family in which the story of 'The Impossible' is based, was present to give advice, especially to Naomi Watts, actress who plays the character of Maria Belon.
Some of the scenes of the film were shot in the hotel where the Belon family stayed when the tsunami hit. But a scale model was used for showing the destruction caused by the disaster.
The scene when the tsunami impacts the hotel was recorded only once. It would cost too much to rebuild the set to shoot it again.