WHO’S IN IT?
Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), Sam Worthington (Avatar), Luke Bracey (Point Break), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix), Ryan Corr (Not Suitable for Children), Teresa Palmer (Lights Out), Rachel Griffiths (Muriel’s Wedding), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!), Luke Pegler (See No Evil), Richard Pyros (Noise), Ben Mingay (film debut), Firass Dirani (Pitch Black), Nathaniel Buzolic (Needle)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Mel Gibson (Braveheart), director; Robert Schenkkan (The Quiet American) and Andrew Knight (The Water Diviner), writers; Terry Benedict (Painted Hero), Paul Currie (One Perfect Day), Bruce Davey (The Passion of the Christ), William D. Johnson (Byzantium), Bill Mechanic (Coraline), Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and David Permut (Face/Off), producers; Rupert Gregson-Williams (Hotel Rwanda), composer; Simon Duggan (The Great Gatsby), cinematographer; John Gilbert (Bridge to Terabithia), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
During the Second World War, Desmond Doss (Garfield) enlists in the US Army as a medic, but faces persecution and accusations of cowardice when he refuses to touch a weapon with which he is expected to kill the enemy. He soon finds himself on the battlefields of Okinawa in one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war, where he ends up making a difference without touching a single weapon…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Mel Gibson returns to the director’s chair for the first time in over ten years to tell the brave and inspiring true story of Desmond Doss, who despite facing significant odds during one of the bloodiest battles in the Second World War, managed to save countless lives – all without ever touching a single weapon.