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Unbroken (2014)

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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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Angelina Jolie

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Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack O'Connell ... Louis Zamperini
Domhnall Gleeson ... Phil
Garrett Hedlund ... Fitzgerald
Miyavi ... Watanabe (as Takamasa Ishihara)
Finn Wittrock ... Mac
Jai Courtney ... Cup
Maddalena Ischiale ... Louise
Vincenzo Amato ... Anthony
John Magaro ... Tinker
Luke Treadaway ... Miller
Louis McIntosh ... Harris
Ross Anderson ... Blackie
C.J. Valleroy ... Young Louie
John D'Leo ... Young Pete
Alex Russell ... Older Pete
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Storyline

The life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war. Written by Tristanmerkler01

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Survival. Resilience. Redemption. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport | War

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Rated PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | Japanese | Italian

Release Date:

25 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,621,445, 28 December 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$115,637,895, 14 March 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,459,297, 14 March 2015
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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After the war, Mutsuhiro Watanabe "The Bird" owned a vacation condominium on The Gold Coast in Australia, which is coincidentally where much of the movie was filmed. See more »

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Louis Zamperini's nickname, "Torrance Tornado" wasn't given to him until after he had already been in the Olympics and started USC. The movie gives him this nickname while still in high school. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Phil: [in cockpit] We are here.
Cup: [over radio] At 8,000 feet. This is it, boys.
Phil: [over radio] You got it, Zamp?
Louis Zamperini: [dialing in bombing scope] Roger.
Lambert: You hit this one, drinks are on me.
Louis Zamperini: I ain't going to a bar with you, handsome. You confuse all the broads.
Mac: [wolf-whistles]
Phil: Get your cameras, boys. I'm gonna light it up like Christmas.
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A True Story of Courage
6 January 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

During the World War II, the bombardier Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) and the pilot Phil (Domhnall Gleeson) are assigned in a rescue mission in an old plane immediately after a successful bombing mission. Soon two engines blow up and the plane crashes in the sea, and only Louie, Phil and Mac (Finn Wittrock) survive. Louie is a former Olympian from the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and stubborn since he was a kid, and he encourages his mates. After a month on the sea surviving in two rafts, Mac dies. A couple of weeks later, they are captured by the Japanese marines and sent to a P.O.W. camp in Tokyo. The commander Watanabe (Takamasa Ishihara) is a sadistic and frustrated man and treats Louis with cruelty since he was Olympian. But Louis is hardheaded and brave and is not broken by Watanabe, resisting his torture and inspiring his mates in the camp.

"Unbroken" is a film directed by Angeline Jolie based on the impressive true story of the former Olympian Louis "Louie" Zamperini. The story is engaging and the screenplay is well written, showing the personality of Louie through flashbacks. The reconstitution of the period is also excellent. However, there is lack of emotion and the film does not touch the heart of the viewer. The only feeling inspired by this film is anger and hatred towards Watanabe. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Invencível" ("Invincible")


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