Angelina Jolie to turn camera on conflict in marriage

2014-11-28 14:01

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Berlin – Oscar-winning actress-turned-director Angelina Jolie launched her latest film, the World War II drama Unbroken, in Germany yesterday, saying her next film will be about another kind of combat – marriage.

Jolie is currently working on her third film, By the Sea, which stars her husband, Brad Pitt.

The film, which Jolie wrote and is directing, tells the story of a couple trying to save their marriage on a European trip.

“It’s about marriage,” Jolie said in Berlin as she promoted her war drama.

“This is a different kind of conflict,” she said.

Her current film, which is based on the critically acclaimed book by Laura Hillenbrand, tells the real-life story of US-born Louis “Louie” Zamperini, who competed in the 1936 Olympics staged by Nazi Germany in Berlin and then went on to fight against the Axis powers in World War II.

Zamperini survived a plane crash and drifted for weeks in a rubber boat only to be captured by the Japanese navy.

Jolie showed Zamperini the film, which premiered in London this week, shortly before he died in July aged 97.

The film stars British actor Jack O’Connell in the main role and Japanese pop star Miyavi. It was largely filmed in Australia.

Unbroken marks the second time that Jolie has taken on a behind-the-camera role. She made her directorial debut in 2011 with In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story set against the Bosnian War during the 1990s.

Unbroken opens in South African cinemas on January 16.

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