This all-Australian production marks the triumphant return of Oscar-winner, Mel Gibson to the Director’s chair.
HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of army medic Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, single-handedly saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Rejected for his beliefs, Doss fought against prejudice amongst the ranks and at the highest level for the right to serve under his terms.
He went on to distinguish himself as a unique hero, rescuing the wounded–one by one–from behind enemy lines and lowering each of them down the infamous ridge to safety. Injured after being hit by snipers and grenade fire, Doss went on to become the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, which is the highest military honour in the US, awarded for personal acts of valour above and beyond the call of duty.
STARRING: Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman franchise, The Social Network), Vince Vaughn (Delivery Man, The Break-Up, Wedding Crashers, TV’s True Detective S2), Hugo Weaving (The Dressmaker, The Lord of the Rings franchise, The Matrix franchise, Little Fish), Sam Worthington (Everest, Paper Planes, Avatar), Teresa Palmer (The Choice, Point Break, Warm Bodies), Luke Bracey (The Best of Me, Point Break, TV’s Home & Away), Ryan Corr (Holding The Man, The Water Diviner, Not Suitable For Children, TV’s Packed To The Rafters), Rachel Griffith (Saving Mr Banks, TV’s Six Feet Under), Firass Dirani (Last Dance, TV’s House Husbands, TV’s Underbelly).
DIRECTOR: Mel Gibson (Apocalypto, The Passion Of The Christ, Braveheart, The Man Without A Face).
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