- Biography, Drama, History, War
- release date
- November 04, 2016
- Mel Gibson
- Written by
- Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan
- Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving, Luke Bracey, Matt Nable, Nathaniel Buzolic, Rachel Griffiths, Richard Roxburgh, Ryan Corr, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn
Mel Gibson gets behind the camera again to direct Hacksaw Ridge based on 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 evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.