Baserad på den sanna berättelsen om den episka kampen för att ta över det ökända japanska fästet Hacksaw Ridge, under Andra världskriget. Den osannolika hjälten som vände det blodiga slaget var en soldat som vägrade att bära vapen, militärläkaren Desmond T Doss. Desmonds hjältemod gjorde att han blev den första vapenvägraren i amerikansk historia att vinna kongressens hedersmedalj.
Hacksaw Ridge Dreamfilm Review By Michelle:
While watching Hacksaw Ridge, viewers will gradually become increasingly familiar with Desmond Doss and those that are close to him. The nostalgic feeling that comes across when watching Doss and his brother Hal as rambunctious young boys enjoying activities like climbing in the woods; racing each other; and wrestling, doesn’t last long because the audience begins to witness the tensions that are prevalent in the Doss family home. While working in his church Doss rushes to the aid of an injured man outside and transports the man to the hospital and in some ways his life changed, because it is there that he meets and falls in love with nurse Dorothy Schutte (Teresa Palmer) and realizes he wants to become a medic in the U.S Army. Despite his abusive and alcoholic, father Tom’s (Hugo Weaving) objections, Desmond Doss enlists in the army to serve his country as a combat medic.