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Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by Mel Gibson and with 9 AACTA award wins and 3 Golden Globe nominations, this Australian production is an extraordinary true story. Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Doss 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.

Year: 2016
Genre: War and Anti-War Films, Australian Film, Biography, Theo's Favourites
Country: Australia, USA
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Andrew Garfield, Luke Bracey
Duration: 131 Minutes
Rating: R15 - Depicts graphic and realistic war scenes
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