Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ to be banned in Japan

TOKYO: Japanese nationalists have created an online petition to ban Angelina Jolie’s directorial film `Unbroken` from the country’s cinemas, insisting showing their soldiers abusing prisoners of war is unfair.

The story of the film is about a US Olympian Louis Zamperini, who spent 47 days in the Pacific Ocean following a plane crash during World War II before being captured by the Japanese and forced to work in a labour camp for more than two years.

Nationalists in the country are incensed by the portrayal of their soldiers in the movie, and have now set up a petition on Change.org, calling for the distribution of `Unbroken` to be halted in Japan as it is `contradictory to the facts”, reports contactmusic.com.

The protest has already attracted more than 8,000 signatures.