Win Curzon tickets to see Mel Gibson-directed wartime epic Hacksaw Ridge
PUBLISHED: 16:00 28 February 2017
An epic tale of bravery and heroism during one of the most brutal battles in World War Two will be shown at the Curzon this week.
Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge (15), directed by Mel Gibson, is the incredible true story of medic Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who overcame constant bullying and persecution by his compatriots over his refusal to carry a gun to save 75 men in just a few hours while serving during the horrifying Battle of Okinawa in Japan.
Armed with nothing but his determination and unwavering Christian faith, Desmond was the only American soldier to serve on the frontline without a weapon during World War Two.
His life-saving actions in the face of a barrage of enemy artillery and gunfire saw Desmond become the first conscientious objector to receive the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honour.
Hacksaw Ridge will be shown at the Curzon on Friday and will run until March 8.
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The Curzon and the Times have teamed up once again to offer one lucky reader two tickets to see Hacksaw Ridge.
To be in with a chance of winning, answer the question below by the competition deadline of 10am on Monday.
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