The director of BRAVEHEART and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST — yes, that’s Mel Gibson — is back with a gritty opus about one of the greatest heroes in American history… who never fired a single shot.
It’s the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American solider in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braving heavy fire and sustaining injuries of his own. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded with the Congressional Medal of Honor.