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© 2020 BBC. "Being in the water tank was not something I particularly enjoyed," says Watts. My girlfriend and I decided to go and see the film on its release date.

Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in The Impossible, a film based on the true story of one family who were caught in the deadly 'Boxing Day' tsunami. VideoWhat does developing a Covid-19 vaccine look like? There are several wonderfully poignant instances throughout. "It was a bit painful sometimes during the whole process of working on the movie but it is pain that is worth going through because we truly believe in this film," says Belon. I emailed the cast and crew of The Impossible earlier this week, thanking them for making such a beautifully accurate film. Photograph: Allstar/Entertainment One/Sportsphoto Ltd. These gestures, both in real life and in the film, may appear small to the viewer – but they should not be overlooked. Watts praised her off-screen counterpart for the courage it took to share her story. US election results: Trump sues as path to victory over Biden narrows. The director says the tsunami survivors he met provided him with "a filter of truth" which helped him choose "the right way" to tell the story. We don't have that kind of love for any other people in the world," he adds. It's a unique love.

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"The rest is exactly the same.". Maria Belon is also impressed with her on-screen character.

This meant Naomi Watts and Tom Holland, who play mother and son Maria and Lucas, were gulping water in a massive water tank for five weeks. I must admit that when I heard a film about the Asian tsunami was being made, I was hesitant about going to see it. Had I seen the film and thought: "It wasn't like that at all," I wouldn't have acted.

Simon Jenkins, 24, is from Portsmouth, works as a social media specialist at Red Rocket Media, and posts on Twitter as @simonjenkins09. The story depicted in the movie was incredibly similar to my own.

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This should never be a case of race; it is a case of sensitively retelling one story from a disaster.

The real-life mother that inspired this Hollywood tear-jerker says she wanted to people to understand what it is like "to be alive".

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The Thai people had just lost everything – homes, businesses, families – yet their instinct was to help the tourists. Their reactions to the event saved thousands of lives, including several of my friends' and my own. The Impossible (Spanish: Lo imposible) is a 2012 English-language Spanish disaster drama film directed by J. "I think before the tsunami I was blind. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in The Impossible, a film based on the true story of one family who were caught in the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami.

A. Bayona and written by Sergio G. Sánchez.It is based on the experience of María Belón and her family in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.It features an international cast including Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland.. "The ball was yellow and in the film it is red," says Belon, referring to one of her son's Christmas gifts.

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Indeed, Bayona and his crew realised the true significance of these seemingly small gestures.

By Rachel CurtisEntertainment reporter, BBC News. When the Guardian's David Cox wrote about the film this week, highlighting its "whitewashing" of events (as did Alex von Tunzelmann's Reel History blog), Simon took issue with some of the points raised, posting them in this comment. Read about our approach to external linking. VideoTech to spot sailor’s mood in tough global race, 'Bigorexia leading to depression' among gym-goers, 'Young black people need role models to see' Video'Young black people need role models to see'. US election 2020: Why do different news sites have different tallies? The Impossible is based on the true story of one of the survivors, Maria Belon, a Spanish tourist who was lounging by a pool in Thailand along with her husband and three young sons when the tsunami hit.

Just watched the film The Impossible with my boyfriend and cried the whole way through. But it certainly…deepens it somehow," says McGregor. Rather than concentrating on the "privileged white visitors", the film portrayed the profound sense of community and unity that I experienced in Thailand, with this family at the centre of it.

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