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Garfield plays a conscientious American objector who won the Medal of Honour for bravery in battle in Hacksaw Ridge.

Gibson, directing his first movie in a decade, leaves no limb unscathed while depicting the horrors of war.

The struggles of a unique war hero

Jan 20, 2017 5:50 AM

MEL Gibson knows a thing or two about triumph, trial and tribulation: they've been major features in both his personal life - where he has been battered for ill-advised behaviour and making anti-Semitic comments - and in movies he's made as actor and director, where he's fared a little better.

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