Cast: Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney
Director: Angelina Jolie
Duration: 137 minutes
Dedicated in loving memory of Louis Zamperini
Academy Award® winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress – Girl, Interrupted) directs and produces the epic drama Unbroken, based on the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. An incredible account of patriotism, strength and bravery, Unbroken is centered on the inspiring true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who joins the American Air Force in 1941.
As a boy, Louis (Jack O'Connell) is always in trouble but with the help of his older brother he channels his energy into running and becomes a 1936 Olympic competitor. When World War II breaks out, he enlists in the American military. Tested to unimaginable limits after a near-fatal plane crash, he spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before being caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Here he becomes the favourite target of a particularly brutal prison guard because of his Olympic running resume.
Filmed in a variety of picturesque Australian locations, such as historic Cockatoo Island and the infamous Gold Coast, the harrowing story is skillfully retold by second-time director Angelina Jolie. Having befriended Louis Zamperini before his death last July, Jolie uses her rare insight to create a spectacular piece of cinema, keeping true to past events and honouring Zamperini's memory. A triumphant example of Jolie's vision, this enlightening biographical war drama catapults audiences back into the tragic period of World War II, ultimately defining what it means to be a hero.
Blu-ray Bonus Features:
Prison camp theatre: Cinderella
Cast and crew concert featuring Miyavi
Louis' path to forgiveness
The fight of a storyteller
The real Louis Zamperini