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A man holds firm in this har­row­ing drama

An­gelina Jolie’s se­cond film as a di­rec­tor is based on the re­mark­able story of Louis Zam­perini (Jack O’con­nell), a delin­quent teen turned Olympic ath­lete turned US air force flier who en­dured or­deals dur­ing World War Two that would have crushed most other men. First he sur­vived a plane crash in the Pa­cific and 47 days in a raft in shark-in­fested waters; and then he with­stood a se­ries of bru­tal Ja­panese POW camps. A rous­ing cel­e­bra­tion of hu­man re­silience and

courage. Dir: An­gelina Jolie 2014, 15, 160min

Cham­pion: O’con­nell

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