The Unbroken is an upcoming war drama film directed by Angelina Jolie and scripted by Ethan and Joel Coen. The film stars Jack O'Connell, Garrett Hedlund and Domhnall Gleeson. The film is based on the life of an Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini.
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
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Rated PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language
Plane, Plane Crash, Prisoner Of War, Olympian, Olympics
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Directed by Angelina Jolie
Genres - Drama | Sub-Genres - Docudrama, War Drama | Release Date - Dec 25, 2014 (USA) | Run Time - 137 min. | Countries - USA | MPAA Rating - PG13
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Angelina Jolie directs this true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Joel and Ethan Coen provide the script. Louis (Jack O'Connell) grows up a rough-hewn kid on the verge of becoming a full-on delinquent, until his brother starts training him to be a track star. Louis excels at the sport, and eventually represents America at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. During his training, he learns to become resilient and disciplined; his brother's words of advice, "If you can take it, you can make it," push him to overcome any adversity. He must live up to that adage under the most extreme circumstances after his plane is shot down during another bombing raid. He is stranded at sea for more than a month, only to be found by the Japanese and forced to endure constant physical abuse at the hands of sadistic prison-camp guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe (Japanese pop star Miyavi), who wants to break Louis' indomitable spirit.
Unbroken is a 2014 American historical biographic war-sports drama film, produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, and based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. The film revolves around the life of USA Olympian and athlete Louis "Louie" Zamperini, portrayed by Jack O'Connell. Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after his bomber was downed in World War II, then was sent to a series of prisoner of war camps.
The film had its world premiere in Sydney on November 17, 2014, and received a wide release in the United States on December 25, 2014. The film grossed $115.6 million in North America, with a worldwide total of over $163 million.
Air-Force, Olympic-Games, POW (Prisoner of War), Track [track And Field], Air Disasters, Behind Enemy Lines
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