HACKSAW RIDGE
2016, Lionsgate, 139 min, USA/Australia, Dir: Mel Gibson

This is 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 soldier 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, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Costarring Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving and Rachel Griffiths. “Thanks to some of the greatest battle scenes ever filmed, Gibson once again shows his staggering gifts as a filmmaker, able to juxtapose savagery with aching tenderness.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.


APOCALYPTO
2006, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, 139 min, USA, Dir: Mel Gibson

The decline is near for the Mayan civilization. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood) lives a peaceful existence in the jungle, which is brutally interrupted when barbaric Mayans pillage his village and he is captured for sacrifice with many of his fellow tribesmen. Determined to take back his ancestors’ way of life, he makes a harrowing and bloody escape in director Mel Gibson's kinetic, gore-filled spectacle. Taking cues from THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME and THE NAKED PREY, among other "survival of the fittest" chase films, Gibson crafts a truly apocalyptic action masterpiece. In Yukatek (Mayan) with English subtitles.


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