Director: Angelina Jolie
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara
Unbroken is Angelina Jolie's highly anticipated war drama recently filmed in Australia and already a smash hit in North America.
Based on the book 'Unbroken: Survival. Resilience. Redemption' by Laura Hillenbrand, the movie is directed and produced by Angelina Jolie and should prove to be a box office hit throughout the world.
The story surrounds Loius Zamperini a man from humble Italian origins who became an Olympiad. He joined the air force, crashed into the shark infested Pacific Ocean and was ultimately captured by the Japanese and thrown into POW camps.
Audiences will be captivated by this man's plight, surviving 47days lost at sea in a small life raft and the extreme brutality he endured at the hands of his merciless and evil captors in the POW camps.
Based on one of the darkest periods in history, this story is inspirational and illustrates that through all the atrocities this man endured during the war years, he still remained unbroken - just like a wild and spirited brumby.
The film is slow to commence but quickly gathers pace once the incredible air crash sequence arrives. The screenplay has been effectively written with all the key aspects of this man's experiences being incorporated. Unbroken is a film not to be missed and should resonate well with Australian audiences. JAKE