Sunday, December 16, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON EPIC NATURAL DISASTER DRAMA "THE IMPOSSIBLE" WITH EWAN MCGREGOR, NAOMI WATTS, TOM HOLLAND!

One of the films which stirred the audience around the world and touched many movie critics at film festivals this year, THE IMPO- SSIBLE, is finally ready to open up in Northern American cinemas
 December 21st after it already premiered in Spain, Serbia and Canada earlier this Autumn. The shocking story is based on a tragic event which hit an unfortunate family when back in 2004 disastrous tsunami destroyed South Asia becoming the biggest natural disaster in history with the death toll of shocking 250,000 people! Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, whom you remember as the helmer of THE ORPHANAGE, the film stars Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Geraldine Chaplin and young Tom 
Holland, in the account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. You can check out the new trailer below!

THE IMPOSSIBLE STORY
In the epic drama Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star as a family caught in the tsunami that hit Thailand seven years ago: 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, 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.
Henry grabs the two youngest boys, but it’s too late: the wave smashes into him with incredible force and dislodges his grip. Maria is pushed underwater, where she is crushed and battered by debris to the brink of death. She finally surfaces in a raging black sea, which has completely submerged her three-story hotel and the surrounding landscape. Maria gasps for breath while she tries to understand what has just happened, convinced that her family has been obliterated in the blink of an eye. But then, her eldest son,
surfaces a few meters ahead in the wild flood. Face-to-face with something unexpected and incomprehensible, she must fight against all odds for her child’s survival. And her own.

THE IMPOSSIBLE TITBITS
Speaking for a magazine, Naomi Watts has revealed that she escaped death and nearly drowned at the sets of the film  when a wall of water came over her while she was strapped to a chair. While they were shooting in a water tank they weren't really acting, they were really scared and terrified! After its premiere over in Spain, THE IMPOSSIBLE surpassed the unbeatable AVATAR in earnings becoming the biggest movie hit at the Pyrenean Peninsula! It earned its budget of about 30 million euro only from the
 showings in Spain! It is interesting that Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts already played together as a couple in brilliant drama STAY back in 2005. Most of the extras from the film are the actual survivors of the infamous Tsunami which devastated South East Asia and served as the basis for the film. It is also interesting that Ewan and Naomi met their real life counterparts - the family that survived the actual tsunami and on which this movie is based, earlier this year at Toronto film festival! The film is a huge Oscar contender!

38 comments:

  1. swoosh.. the water is coming... dammit. me without my inter-tube. yeah i don't know either... i must be near the end of my rope.

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    1. You're holding on my rope, got you ten feet off the ground, and you're hearing what I say but you just can't make a sound.....

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    2. No words to respond, we both be crazy...

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    3. I can even get us an official psychological confirmation that we're truly are crazy.

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    4. my mother had me tested... i am zoinky, loco...

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    5. well, the good side is that she didn't have you locked up :PP

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  2. I can tell that I will need a couple of days to recover after I see this! It looks so good! Ewan and Naomi are always amazing...I get chills thinking about it.

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    1. it will be a deeply moving film for sure!
      And guess what - I've finished the post for you and saved it as a draft :) You can publish it when the day comes. I might work on it a bit more in upcoming days, but it will generally look like that :) You can add an intro if you want and I will edit it with colours when you're done :)

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    2. Soooooooooo excited!! Thank you again!!

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    3. I'm looking forward to it. The graphic you put on the sidebar is so pretty. Your ladies never seem to tire of showcasing you darling :)

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    4. it should be a lovely post, hope you will like it. It took me almost an hour to edit it and shape it with colours and everything and photos :) And I shall have a banner here too in a day or two :)

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    5. I'm going to have a look and write an intro later...when I'm on an actual computer and not my phone...I don't want some stupid dumb phone glitch to mess anything up! =)

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    6. yes, yes, please DO NOT accidentally erase anything up :PPPP

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    7. We're good!! Autoposting at 9pm my time 12/19!!

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  3. I saw the trailer for this on the big screen at the theater and when that wave starts coming it's just crazy. Great special effects. Cannot imagine what those people felt, though. Probably no time to do anything but react.

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    1. yep, the wave came before they even heard it :( it all happened in minutes... just shocking. There's a deeply touching story after the storm,when they try to find eachother.

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  4. A good story and cast but not one I could watch!

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  5. I'm sure Ewan McGregor will be terrific in this because he's terrific in everything!

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    1. I'm sure too, but it is sad that he didn't get Golden Glob nod for this one :( He got it for SALMON FISHIN IN YEMEN which is a comedy role.

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  6. I just said to my husband the other day that I still find it hard to believe 250,000 lives were lost in that tragedy - it's a staggering number.

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  7. It doesn't seem like 7 years have passed since this happened. They've done a marvelous job of making it look like real life. I remember the footage of that wave coming in over the top of that hotel and what it looked like afterwards. All that debris, all that mud, all those lost people.

    Yes this is a sad story, but it's also a story of the triumph of the human spirit. Of what courageous people can experience and overcome.

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    1. They did shot there at the spot which is why it looks realistic.
      The only criticism the film was faced with is how they've chosen to take an English couple for the main characters since in films Western people always suffer more than others and their suffering is more touching than that of other people.

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    2. I'm not surprised by that as the story had the biggest impact on the people who live there. They lost everything and didn't have posh homes to return to. Does the film deal with that at all?

      I'm wondering now how the areas have recovered from this. What's been rebuilt, how are the native peoples doing now.

      We watched a really good documentary the other night on the Tsunami in Japan. It was done by the Japanese and showed how the volunteers and the survivors worked together in the weeks after the tragedy. The way they attended to needs that went beyond food and shelter was brilliant.

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    3. Japan is the richest country in the world so it's no wonder they've built everything up in matter of months. But Thailand and those countries down there are the poorest and will never rebuilt what was lost :( The same with Serbia: more than ten years after the Americans bombed us for months back in 1999 we still haven't rebuilt anything they destroyed because we have no money. The creepy irony is that tourists who come from the west like to sightsee all the places their governments bombed here and destroyed.

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  8. I saw the trailer awhile back. It will be awesome

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    1. this is a new international trailer.

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  9. That is crazy, that she almost drowned when they did that scene. ._.

    Though I guess that's how you make the fear more real.

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    1. she was apparently strapped to a chair during the shooting of the scene.

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  10. I'm just not sure my heart could handle this movie, it's such a heartwrenching tale.

    PS: I borrowed aka stole your DEZZ HOLLYWOOOD SPY gif for my posts on Monday. It's for a good cause =)

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  11. Wow! This film looks like is going to be wrenching and very powerful. I saw Ewan on a television interview and the clip he brought moved me to tears, something that doesn't happen all too often.

    Gorgeous spotlight, my friend. :)

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    1. Ewan often brings me to tears as well: in this movie, in Moulin Rouge, in his private stories about how he saved that Mongolian orphan he found in the middle of a Mongolian desert and then brought it back to UK and adopted it... Amazing man!

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  12. This would be one of my worst fears. I want to see the movie--badly. I'm just not sure I could handle it.

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    1. mine too, Clarissa, I hate open water :( I live in the middle of a continent.

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