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One of the world's greatest heroes never fired a bullet.
Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.
He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic he single-handedly rescued the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was injured by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour, which is the highest military honour in the US, awarded for personal acts of valour above and beyond the call of duty.
"Couldn't be more perfect..." The Guardian
"It's a cracking story and impressively executed..." The Mail on Sunday
"... Gibson has made a film about family, faith, love and forgiveness all put to the test in an arena of violent conflict - a movie you don't want to miss." Rolling Stone
"HACKSAW RIDGE winds up being a rousing piece of entertainment that also happens to be an affecting portrait of spiritual faith and simple human decency." Washington Post
|Release Date||3 November 2016|
|Running Time||2hr 18m|
|Rating||MA15+ | Strong battle violence, blood and gore|
|Cast||Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington|