Inspired by true accounts, this HBO miniseries focuses on a group of fictional characters caught up in the harrowing aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand two years ago.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Tony Whittaker (2 episodes, 2006)
 Kim Peabody (2 episodes, 2006)
 Than (2 episodes, 2006)
Grirggiat Punpiputt ...
 Pravat Meeko (2 episodes, 2006)
 Kathy Graham (2 episodes, 2006)
 Ellen (2 episodes, 2006)
 Simone (2 episodes, 2006)
Jack Barton ...
 BBC Journalist (2 episodes, 2006)
Schwis Bhokhahhanes ...
 Morgue Attendant (2 episodes, 2006)
Tanapol Chuksrida ...
 Boat Captain (2 episodes, 2006)
 Ian Carter (2 episodes, 2006)
 Joe Meddler (2 episodes, 2006)
Glacian Jarusomboon ...
 Dr. Boomers Potuk (2 episodes, 2006)
 John Peabody (2 episodes, 2006)
 Peer (2 episodes, 2006)
 Chai (2 episodes, 2006)
Velicitat Lionel ...
 French Man (2 episodes, 2006)
Edith Loney ...
 Eve's Mother (2 episodes, 2006)
Savannah Loney ...
 Eve (2 episodes, 2006)
 Adam Peabody (2 episodes, 2006)
Jazmyn Maraso ...
 Martha Carter (2 episodes, 2006)
 Susie Carter (2 episodes, 2006)
 Nick Fraser (2 episodes, 2006)
Tanapath Singamrat ...
 Bahn Burut (2 episodes, 2006)
Usuma Sukhsvash ...
 Suk, Chai's wife (2 episodes, 2006)
Poh Sursakul ...
 Than's Grandmother (2 episodes, 2006)
 James Peabody (2 episodes, 2006)
 The French man (2 episodes, 2006)


A tale of personal loss, survival and hope, TSUNAMI, THE AFTERMATH follows a group of fictional characters whose lives are irrevocably transformed by the cataclysmic natural disaster. Among those whose stories are followed are: a young couple searching for their child; a Thai survivor who loses his family and tries to prevent developers from seizing the land his village is built on; an Englishwoman whose husband and son are missing; an ambitious reporter; a relief worker; an overwhelmed British official whose faith in the system is torn apart; and a leading Thai meteorologist, whose earlier report detailing the inevitability of a tsunami hitting the affected area was ignored. Written by HBO

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(2 parts)

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1.85 : 1
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Hugh Bonnieville and Gina McKee previously worked together on the film Notting Hill (1999) See more »


References Finding Nemo (2003) See more »

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Terribly uninspiring
8 January 2007 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

Bad acting, Over-reliance on emotions that don't get expressed properly, Offers no interesting/original story or point of view. I agree with others that it has too much of the inaccurate documentary and very little of the Thai people's suffering and grief. This film was truly disappointing for such an earth shattering event. One of the greatest natural disasters in history affecting millions of people seems truly small and the main characters concerns and tragedies feel like petty whining. The Tsunami was a much larger and important event than what this film manages to convey. It truly does not live up to the challenges set out for something of this magnitude.

Any amount of taste garnered by the dignified responses of the main characters is undermined by the films total focus on tourists as the main sufferers of this tragedy, totally bypassing what this event meant for the millions of locals who were affected.

As a person who is very well acquainted with the toll a natural disaster can take I was extremely bored and disillusioned with this portrayal.

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