The late Louie Zamperini recalls the “race for life” that inspired Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

The Olympic athlete and WWII veteran narrates an exclusive new featurette detailing his days from the running track to a Japanese prisoner of war camp

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Louis Zamperini was a survivor. Not only did he compete at the 1936 Olympics (in front of Adolf Hitler) and fight in the skies during WWII, he also came through a month at sea drifting through the Pacific Ocean and a stay at some of Japan’s brutal prisoner of war camps.  

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Now his story has inspired a brand new film – directed by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie and starring British actor Jack O’Connell – charting Zamperini’s life from childhood to the extreme hardship he endured at the hands of his enemies.

In a new featurette – exclusive to RadioTimes.com – Zamperini, who died in July aged 97, recalls the remarkable life which inspired Jolie, with whom he shared a special friendship in the months leading up to his death. 

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Unbroken also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedland and Jai Courtney and is released in the UK on 26th December