Unbroken Four years ago I read Laura Hillenbrand's book Unbroken. The book was marvelous, though a bit dark. It dealt primarily with the experience of Louie Zamperini's experience in a WWII prison camp after his bomber was shot down in the Pacific. The movie was disappointing because it was primarily focused on just two of the aspects of his experience, the life raft survival challenge and the cruelty of the sadistic Nip guard called "The Bird." It is a great story... best told in the book.