Hacksaw Ridge (15)

Director Mel Gibson. Drama/History/War

The true story of Desmond Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic. Finally, we see the hell on Earth that was Hacksaw Ridge.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Emotive film, very well received.

Audience left raw with the horror of the battlefield. But in awe of the unbelievable actions of the true life hero. His early life and religious belief not to use a weapon caused his fellow soldiers to brand him a coward but how this changed when they realised that his amazing bravery as the only man not to retreat had saved their comrades. They then would not go into the final battle without him . Audience quieter than usual after this epic film but went away having a full range of emotions. This was an opportunity to pay homage to all who went to war - those who returned and those who did not return. Also to reflect on how with the passing years our past enemies are now our friends.