31 Dec '14, 9pm

#OPINION | ‘Unbroken’ tells half of Japan’s war story:

Jack O'Connell portrays Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini in a scene from "Unbroken." The film, directed by Angelina Jolie, did not receive any Golden Globe nominations, and has raised the ire of some Japanese for its controversial depictions of wartime torture. Univeral Pictures/AP Jack O'Connell portrays Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini in "Unbroken." O'Connell lost 26 pounds in the course of the filming; at his lightest, he weighed 119 pounds. Universal Pictures/AP In the just-released film “Unbroken,” as in real life, U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Louis Zamperini was beaten, starved and forced to work as a slave laborer by his Japanese captors. Things could have been worse. Like some other war prisoners held by the Japanese, Zamperini could have been used in biological warfare experiments. Or vivisected. Or beheaded, with parts of his body then eaten...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/opinion/unbroken-tells-half-of-jap...

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