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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the 'Unbroken' world premiere in Sydney

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the 'Unbroken' world premiere in Sydney

A story of survival

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Hundreds of fans crowded the Sydney movie theatre to welcome Angelina Jolie to Australia for the world premiere of her second directing effort last night...

Based on a best-selling book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken tells the story of Olympic sprinter Louis Zamperini, who spent over a month on a life raft after his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean during World War II, before being held for two years by Japanese soliders.

"I think as a human being, as a mother, as someone who works internationally, I needed desperately to know a man like Louis Zamperini in my life, to know that there is hope," director Angelina Jolie said, describing how the film helped her also tackle motherhood.

Thankfully, Jolie was able to show Zamperini an early cut of the film, which was shot entirely in Australia, before his death in July, aged 97. "The strength of a strong heart and an indomitable will is valuable and it's worth something," she said.

The talented 39-year-old was joined on the red carpet by husband Brad Pitt, where she stopped to chat to fans and take selfies, plus actor Jack O'Connell, who plays Zamperini in the film, as well as a host of other Australian stars and colleagues...

Unbroken premiere

Tara Moss

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Liam Knight

Unbroken premiere

Unbroken premiere

Brian Lara and Jamey Bowers

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Erin Holland

Unbroken premiere

Jack O'Connell

Unbroken premiere

Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones

Unbroken premiere

Alex Russell

Unbroken premiere

Megan Gale

Unbroken premiere

Sophie Dalah

Unbroken premiere

James Tobin 

Unbroken premiere

Unbroken premiere

Unbroken premiere

Unbroken premiere

Unbroken premiere

Turia Pitt and Michael Hoskin

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