The message of a non-violent warrior who “overrides” the world’s conflicts drew director Mel Gibson to the story
Mel Gibson’s directorial comeback, Hacksaw Ridge, is one of the most talked-about movies of the 2016. The film, which received a 10-minute standing ovation during its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, revolves around the true story of Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss, a “conscientious cooperator” who enlisted in World War II as a medic despite being a Seventh-day Adventist who refused to kill the enemy or even touch a weapon.
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