ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION
November 3 2016
GENRE: Drama, Biography, War, History
SYNOPSIS: HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (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 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.
RUNTIME: 138 min
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)