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The Impossible (2012 film)

2012 English-language Spanish film directed by Juan Antonio Bayona

The Impossible is a 2012 film about a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time - the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Written by Sergio G. Sánchez.
Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit.


Maddy LewisEdit

  • [at the hospital] Hannah, look at this place. They're so busy in here. You get to go and do something. Go help people. You're good at it.


Hannah: I'm always a brave kid, Maddy, but I'm scared.
Maddy: I'm scared too.

Maddy: [hearing a child cry out] Wait, did you hear that?
Hannah: Maddy, there's nothing we can do.
Maddy: Wait.
Hannah: We are almost there but we have to get to safety.
Maddy: No, we have to help that boy.
Hannah: If a wave catches us down here, we will die! We have to climb that tree right now.
Maddy: [Yells] Where are you?
Hannah: Maddy, look at you. We need help! We can't risk it Maddy. Come on.
Hannah: Listen, what if that boy was Justin or Sean? What if they needed help? You'd want someone to help them, wouldn't you?
Hannah: Justin and Sean are dead!
Maddy: [pause] Even if it's the last thing we do...

Sean: I'm scared
Abi: I know, I know. I'm scared too but do you know, the most scary bit for me?
Sean: When the water hit?
Abi: No, after that, when I came up and I was all on my own. That was the scariest part. Then I saw the two of you, clinging to that tree, I didn't feel so scared anymore because I knew I wasn't on my own. What if Maddy and Hannah are on their own right now? Hmm? Imagine how scared they'll be.
Sean: We'll look for them together.
Abi: No.
Sean: You can't...
Abi: Sean, no, you have to look after Justin and I'm gonna keep looking for them. Okay? Okay?

ABi: [on a borrowed radio] Did you hear from anyone yet?
Family Member: No, Abi, you're the first to call. Is everybody all right?
Abi: Maddy and Hannah are not here.
Family Member: What do you, what do you mean they're not there?
Abi: The water came and swept everyone away, and I found, I found Sean and Justin... and I don't know what to do. I don't know where to look. [crying] Lots of people need to use the phone radio? I'll call you later.
Jared: You can't leave it like that. Come on.
Abi: [calling back] It's me again. Look, I promise you that I won't stop looking until I find them, okay? I don't know what I'm going to do cause it's nighttime now but I'll look in all the hospitals and I look in all the shelters. I will find them I promise you that. I'll call you when I do.


  • Naomi Watts - Maria Bennett
  • Ewan McGregor - Henry Bennett
  • Tom Holland - Lucas Bennett, the 13-year-old son of Maria and Henry
  • Samuel Joslin - Tomas Bennett, the seven-and-a-half-year-old son of Maria and Henry
  • Oaklee Pendergast - Simon Bennett, the age of five-year-old son of Maria and Henry
  • Sönke Möhring - Karl Schweber

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