The Unbroken (2009)

The Unbroken is a Japanese movie directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu and based on a best-selling novel by Toyoko Yamasaki. It was released in Japan on October 24, 2009.

Due to the way the story portrays people who are still in positions of power today, the airline industry has long been unhelpful in bringing this story to the big screen, essentially putting the kibosh on a previous attempt in 2000. However, due to the large budget and the ability to simulate airplane scenes with CGI, the film has finally been completed.

Also known as: The Sun That Doesn’t Set

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Shizumanu Taiyō
Release date
October 24, 2009
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The film is said to have a budget of around $20 million and stars Ken Watanabe as the chairman of an airline workers labor union during aftermath of the tragic 1985 crash of JAL Flight 123.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
ken-watanabe Ken Watanabe Hajime Onchi
Teruyuki Kagawa Teruyuki Kagawa Kazuo Yagi
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata Tatsuro Shikata
Erika Toda Erika Toda Junko Onchi
Misa Shimizu Misa Shimizu Shuko Oyamada
Ken Tanaka Ken Tanaka Inoyama
Ren Osugi Ren Osugi Wako
Tomokazu Miura Tomokazu Miura Shiro Gyoten
No photo available Takashi Kashiwabara Katsumi Onchi
Fumiyo Kohinata Fumiyo Kohinata
Shigeru Koyama Shigeru Koyama President Hiyama
Tae Kimura Tae Kimura Natsuko Suzuki
Yasuko Matsuyuki Yasuko Matsuyuki Miki Mitsui
Ken Utsui Ken Utsui Seiichiro Sakaguchi
No photo available Mayu Gamou Secretary
Kyoka Suzuki Kyoka Suzuki Ritsuko Onchi
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi Deputy Prime Minister Takemaru
Koji Ishizaka Koji Ishizaka Masayuki Kokumi
Mayu Tsuruta Mayu Tsuruta Harumi Fuse
Takaya Kamikawa Takaya Kamikawa
Takehiko Ono Takehiko Ono Transport Minister Dozuka
Go Kato Go Kato Prime Minister Tonegawa
Masahiko Nishimura Masahiko Nishimura Chuji Yaba
Ikkei Watanabe Ikkei Watanabe
nao-matsushita Nao Matsushita Kyoko Higuchi
Toru Kazama Toru Kazama Toru Sawaizumi
Kenichi Yajima Kenichi Yajima Aoyama
Toshio Shiba Toshio Shiba President Domoto
Tatsuo Yamada Tatsuo Yamada Yasuo Furumizo
Mitsuko Kusabue Mitsuko Kusabue Masae Onchi
Hatsunori Hasegawa Hatsunori Hasegawa
Yoko Akino Yoko Akino
No photo available Emiko Izawa
No photo available Nanko Katsura
No photo available Ippei Kanie
Toru Shinagawa Toru Shinagawa Kazukiyo Ryuzaki
No photo available Makoto Onami


  • Trailer (Japanese)

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  • Clip (Japanese)

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  • Teaser (Japanese)

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Last Updated 08 Aug 2014 at 08:08