SYNOPSIS

HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (BAFTA winner and Golden Globe nominee 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 Honour.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

January 26, 2017

DIRECTOR

Mel Gibson

WRITER

Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan (screenplay)

COMPANY

Lionsgate

GENRE

Biography, Drama, Romance, War

CERT

15

RUNTIME

131 minutes

CAST