Oskar (Horn) is the son of a jeweller (Hanks) who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. A year later, he's still struggling to make sense of what he calls "the worst day", worrying that his sense of his father is fading away. So when he finds a key in his father's things, Oskar embarks on a quest to find the lock. His mother (Bullock) is lost in her own grief, but Oskar finds companionship in the mute stranger (von Sydow) who rents a room from his granny (Caldwell).
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Tom Hanks, Stephen Daldry, Thomas Horn and Palm Springs Convention Center - Tom Hanks, Thomas Horn and Stephen Daldry Los Angeles, California - The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at The Palm Springs Convention Center - Press Room Saturday 7th January 2012
Mary Bono, Thomas Horn and Palm Springs Convention Center - Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack Los Angeles, California - The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at The Palm Springs Convention Center - Arrivals Saturday 7th January 2012
Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn and Ziegfeld Theatre - Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, New York City, USA - at the New York Premiere of 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' held at The Ziegfeld Theatre - Arrivals Thursday 15th December 2011
Oskar Schell is an eleven year old genius who views the world differently to others. He is also a Francophile, an amateur inventor and a pacifist. He's very close to his father and together they make it their mission to find something from every decade of the twentieth century in what he called a 'reconnaissance mission.'