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Exclusive Featurette From The Impossible Explains Why The Film Had To Be Made

Back in 2004 Maria Belon went through a horrific ordeal. While she was on vacation with her family in Thailand, the nation was rocked by a massive earthquake and tsunami. The story of what happened after was so amazing that director Juan Antonio Bayona just had to make it into a feature film, and the result was the drama The Impossible.

After earning Naomi Watts her second Academy Award nomination, the based-on-a-true-story film is getting set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD later this month, and to get you ready we’ve been sent the exclusive feaurette seen above, with not only the director, but also Watts, her young co-star Tom Holland, and producers Sergio G. Sanchez and Belel Atienza.

You can read the official plot synopsis for the film below.

Based on the true story of one family's survival of the 2004 tsunami, The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage).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.The Impossible is the powerful and 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.

Look for The Impossible in stores on April 23, and available for download through iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers starting April 2.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.