Angelina Jolie's WWII drama "Unbroken" has created an outrage in Japan. Japanese nationalists have created an online petition to ban Angelina Jolie's directorial film "Unbroken" from the country's cinemas. The Right-wing nationalist groups in the Asian country insisted that showing their soldiers abusing prisoners of war is unfair. The nationalists have slammed the biopic saying the depiction of the torture Louis Zamperini endured during his time in a Japanese prison camp at the hands of an Imperial officer named Mutsuhiro Watanabe - played by Japanese pop star Miyavi has been tough.
"It's pure fabrication," Hiromichi Moteki, the secretary general
of the Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact, told
London's Telegraph. "If there is no
verification of the things he said, then anyone can make such
claims," he added. "This movie has no credibility and is
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".
The protest has already attracted more than 8,000 signatures. Worst is that Angelina Jolie has been called racist and they are asking the country to ban the star from coming to their country in the future.