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

Entertainment News 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 may ...

An unforgiving look at 'Unbroken' in Japan

Film / Reviews Feb 3, 2016

An unforgiving look at 'Unbroken' in Japan

by Giovanni Fazio

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

Film | Wide Angle Nov 4, 2015

'Unbroken' finally gets a break in Japan

by Mark Schilling

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 November ...

A longer look at the problems of 'Unbroken'

Film Jan 14, 2015

A longer look at the problems of 'Unbroken'

by Mark Schilling

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 ...