Release Date: Thursday, 3 November 2016.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn.
Directed by Mel Gibson.
Classification: MA15+ (Strong battle violence, blood and gore), 138 mins.
Official Site: http://www.iconmovies.com.au/
Country: Australia, USA.
WINNER OF THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR Best Film Editing and Sound Mixing.
NOMINATED FOR 6 ACADEMY AWARDS incl. Best Picture, Actor (Andrew Garfield), Director, and Sound Editing.
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.