Some emails and online comments in response to Nicolas Gattig’s Jan. 7 Foreign Agenda column, “Japan may shun ‘Unbroken’ just because it’s old hat,” about the Angelina Jolie film “Unbroken,” which tells the story of Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini’s ordeal in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II:

What a ridiculous article. I saw the movie and thought it was a balanced portrayal of the man’s life. How could you present the man without presenting the torture? That became the center of his life for years at the prison camps, and then something his mind had to deal with the rest of his life. You, sir, are trivializing that.

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