Louis Zamperini is a World War II veteran who is searching for purpose. So far, though, he hasn’t found it.
He’s mad at God. He’s also angry at his former Japanese captors, who tortured him in prison for two years and nearly killed him. Mostly, though, he’s simply bitter at his position in life.
True, he did return to America alive, but that means little to Zamperini because he can’t find a job. He can’t pursue his Olympic dream, thanks to a recent injury. He’s also battling nightmares about his time in the war.
Thus, Zamperini buries his emotions in alcohol, hiding it from his wife in the toilet tank and sneaking out often to bars with his friends. And now, he has hatched a plan to travel back to Japan so that he can get revenge and kill his captors.
Can Louis Zamperini find redemption before he ruins his own life – and before his wife divorces him?
The movie Unbroken: Path to Redemption (PG-13) opens this weekend, telling the story of how Louis Zamperini – the subject of the bestselling book, Unbroken – returned from the war an angry man until he found Christ.
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