I am not particularly a fan of “life-raft” movies, or of films focusing on torture of good guys forever. Nevertheless, I found “Unbroken”, directed by Angelina Jolie, quite compelling. The end result was somewhat that of a big 80s movie, but that “ain’t bad”. And this time, it leads to more reflection of my own character. The film is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.” The screenwriters are the Coen Brothers (Joel and Ethan Coen) but this film hardly seems typical of their work.
There's one other point hinted. The movement of prisoners to Tokyo (before taking them high in the mountains), might have figured into Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb on (other) cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
See more of an earlier broadcast by Tom Brokaw on this movie on TV blog Dec. 9, 2014.
Wikipedia attribution link for Japanese surrender in 1945.