18 February 2018 | Hacksaw Ridge, the Mel Gibson-directed World War II epic about Adventist medic, Desmond Doss, has won the Best Foreign Film award at Bestsellery Empik 2017, a prestigious Polish award ceremony. The film beat out other box office successes such Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Bridget Jones 3 at the February 6 event broadcast on Poland’s largest private TV network, TVN.
Polish Adventists put a considerable degree of effort into sharing information about Doss as the film was released.
The film follows a retired special forces veteran, played by Grillo, who is trapped in a never-ending loop resulting in his death. In order to stop his endless suffering, he must figure out who is responsible and stop them. Gibson plays Colonel Clive Ventor, the powerful head of a shadowy program. Carnahan wrote the script.
The film, which was released in the United States on November 4, 2016, told the story of Doss, an Adventist World War II army medic who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 men as a conscientious objector in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.