- 2h 19min
- Directed by: Mel Gibson
- Cast: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn
- UK release: 27 January 2016
Desmond Doss (Garfield) is a Seventh Day Adventist who enrols in the US Army in WWII and then refuses even to pick up a rifle, let alone shoot one. Doss’s real-life bravery and Garfield’s awkward-everyman persona make this rise above Gibson’s rather clichéd reverence, and the battle sequences are superbly realised.
St Matthew’s Church presents a screening of Hacksaw Ridge. Based on a true story, the film follows WWII US army medic Desmond T. Doss, who refused to kill people and became the first man to receive the Medal of Honour without firing a shot. Followed by a post-screening discussion.
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Hacksaw Ridge23 Jan 2017
Mel Gibson directs Andrew Garfield in a story of extraordinary heroism amidst the carnage of WWII
That combat medic Desmond Doss's story isn't more widely known is a surprise, given his spectacularly heroic feats. However, for viewers going in blind, Mel Gibson's biopic will have a particularly suspenseful edge. Andrew Garfield takes the central…
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