Starring: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Tom Holland, Geraldine Chaplin, Ploy Jindachote, Marta Etura, Oaklee Pendergast, Samuel Joslin
Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona
The plot: Henry and Maria arrive in the tropical paradise of Thailand with their three sons, Lucas, Thomas and Simon. Flocks of terrified birds take to the skies, heralding a wall of water that careens through the complex. Maria and Lucas are carried away by the surge. Meanwhile, Henry is forced to leave his two youngest boys in the care of strangers in order to learn the fate of his wife and eldest child.
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