Hacksaw Ridge | Saving lives without weapons
The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss, who saved 75 men in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing a single shot. Believing that the war was just, but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic, Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded near enemy lines - braving enemy fire and putting his own life on the line, and was the first conscientious objector to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Hacksaw Ridge is a biographical war film directed by Mel Gibson and written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan, based on an earlier documentary about Doss. It stars Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), Sam Worthington (Wrath of the Titans), Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Academy Award nominee Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers/The Break-Up).