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Unbroken

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Unbroken

Angelina Jolie (2014)

131min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Angelina Jolie takes a conventional but confident approach to directing the amazing life story of Louis Zamperini. Jack O'Connell (Starred Up, '71) gives a lion-hearted performance as the self-proclaimed regular guy who competed in the Berlin Olympics in 1936. But Zamperini's life took some terrible turns and he survived extraordinary circumstances. While serving in the US Air Force in the Second World War, he crashes in the Pacific Ocean and is cast adrift. He is saved, only to be thrown into a PoW camp where Japanese commander "The Bird" (Takamara Ishihara) singles him out for special punishment. But Zamperini's heroic run in Berlin provides him with the inspiration to keep on keeping on. If Jolie denies us a more complex portrayal of the man, she makes up for it with visceral scenes of struggle, which are well balanced with Zamperini's bright, unrelenting optimism. He eventually died at the age of 97, just months before the film's release, but this depiction of his undoubted physical and emotional stamina certainly lifts the spirit.

Summary

An Olympic athlete enlists in the US Air Force during the Second World War. When his plane is shot down, he and two crewmates survive for 33 days lost at sea. Worse is to come when they are captured by Japanese forces, and he endures brutal treatment in a PoW camp run by an infamous war criminal. Fact-based Second World War drama, directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Jack O'Connell and Domhnall Gleeson.

Cast & Crew

Louis Zamperini Jack O'Connell (2)
Russell Allen "Phil" Phillips Domhnall Gleeson
John Fitzgerald Garrett Hedlund
Mutsushiro Watanabe Takamasa Ishihara
Pete Zamperini Alex Russell
Francis "Mac" McNamara Finn Wittrock
Miller Luke Treadaway
Hugh "Cup" Cuppernell Jai Courtney
Frank A Tinker John Magaro
Louise Zamperini Maddalena Ischiale
Director Angelina Jolie
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Universal Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 26 Dec 2014

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