One of the most anticipated films of the year is “Unbroken,” directed by Angelina Jolie, and based on Laura Hillenbrand’s best-seller, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. It is the story of Louis Zamperini, who died this month at age 97, after an extraordinary and heroic life that included competing as an Olympic athlete, 47 days on a raft in the Pacific Ocean after his plane crashed during WWII, and then surviving torture and starvation in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Perhaps most remarkably, he found peace after the way by learning to forgive the men who tortured him. This first trailer looks like the film will do justice to Zamperini’s story.
But it can never be as powerful as the man himself.