Hacksaw Ridge is one of the best movies about WWII. The film was directed by Mel Gibson and written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan. The movie is based on a true story about the Combat Medic Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian who refused to carry or use a firearm or weapons of any kind. He became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Here are interesting facts about the movie:
1.When asked how many lives he saved, Desmond Doss said approximately 50. But witnesses said it was closer to 100. They agreed it was around 75.
2.Desmond Doss Jr. was moved to tears after attending the screening. He said Andrew Garfield played an accurate portrayal of his father.
3.He rescued over 300 men over the course of his tour, which lasted three weeks.
4.The film received a standing ovation lasting 9 minutes and 48 seconds (timed by Gibson himself) at the Venice Film Festival in September 2016.
5.The battle scenes took 19 days to shoot, and the entire movie, 59 days.
6.It was the first film that was directed by Gibson in a decade, since Apocalypto (2006).