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Aro Recommended Impossible, The


Spain 2012, 114 minutes
Dir. Juan Antonio Bayona
In English, Thai with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Offensive language & content that may disturb
Genres: Drama

Topics: Disaster.


“An intense and compelling family melodrama from Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona that sets a new standard for disaster cinema.”~Salon

Aroview: A searing drama of human resilience, this up-close-and-personal disaster pic tells the true story of a vacationing family in Thailand who are torn apart by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.

Caught in a swirl of astounding special effects, Naomi Watts' remarkably committed performance brings a striking immediacy to her ordeal of physical and mental endurance. The split-perspective structure of the film means the intensity of the first half can't be entirely sustained, but it is finally no small accomplishment and is guaranteed to give any audience a visceral and emotional ride.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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