Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

Feb 6, 2016

Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

Angelina Jolie’s film “Unbroken” opened Saturday, more than a year after its initial global release, in Japan where some have called for a boycott of the movie whose main character endures harsh treatment as a prisoner of war. There were concerns that right-wing extremists ...

An unforgiving look at 'Unbroken' in Japan

Feb 3, 2016

An unforgiving look at 'Unbroken' in Japan

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Flashback to 1983: Director Nagisa Oshima’s “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence,” set during World War II in a Japanese-run POW camp in Java, is opening in theaters across Japan. It starred David Bowie with two huge local stars: comedian Beat Takeshi and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. ...

'Unbroken' finally gets a break in Japan

| Nov 4, 2015

'Unbroken' finally gets a break in Japan

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For the better part of a year, “Unbroken” has been unwatchable in Japanese theaters. Angelina Jolie’s biopic of Olympic athlete and World War II POW Louis “Louie” Zamperini was originally set for release here by distributor Toho-Towa, following its world premiere in Australia in ...

Jolie's 'Unbroken' to run in Japan despite nationalist backlash

Oct 23, 2015

Jolie's 'Unbroken' to run in Japan despite nationalist backlash

Angelina Jolie’s wartime-based movie “Unbroken” will finally be shown in Japan over a year after its release despite attempts from nationalists who blasted it as racist to prevent it being screened, a distributor said Thursday. The film, directed by Jolie, which depicts an American ...

A longer look at the problems of 'Unbroken'

Jan 14, 2015

A longer look at the problems of 'Unbroken'

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Why can’t “Unbroken” — Angelina Jolie’s hit World War II drama — catch a break in Japan? There are presently no plans to release the film here in theaters, on DVD or online, even though it has a strong Japan focus as well as ...

Angelina Jolie screens 'Unbroken' in Vatican, meets pope

Jan 9, 2015

Angelina Jolie screens 'Unbroken' in Vatican, meets pope

Angelina Jolie has met with rock stars, refugees and royalty. The actress, director and U.N. special envoy added pontiff to the list on Thursday, meeting with Pope Francis briefly after screening her film “Unbroken” to some Vatican officials and ambassadors. The Vatican said Jolie ...