Facebook TwitterActor-director Mel Gibson’s new Christian-themed film received a 10 minute standing ovation at a film festival where it was shown. The film is called Hacksaw Ridge and tells the real-life story of Private Desmond T. Doss who joined the army during World War II to save lives instead of to kill others, due to his Christian faith and beliefs. Doss initially suffered ridicule from fellow army privates and officers for his pacifism, but eventually gained respect due to heroic deeds, despite his refusal to carry or use a weapon. Gibson agreed to direct the film two years ago, saying he wanted to make another Christian film. Gibson saw widespread success with his 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. He is also reportedly working on a sequel to that film which will continue the story with the Resurrection. Hacksaw Ridge premiered at the 73rd Venice Film festival where it received positive reviews and an enthusiastic standing ovation. The film stars Andrew Garfield as Doss and also stars Vince Vaughan, Sam Worthington, and Hugo Weaving. It is set to be released in the U.S. on November 4. source: ChristianHeadlines.com Related Topics:featured postHacksaw Ridge Advertisement You may like Click to comment Trending JoJo Siwa1 day ago JoJo Siwa Will Perform In The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! – Here Are The Details Tiny Christmas4 days ago Watch The Trailer For Lizzy Greene & Riele Downs’ New Christmas Movie! A Christmas Story Live4 days ago A Christmas Story Live – New Sneak Peek at FOX’s Upcoming Live Telecast The Voice2 days ago Jennifer Hudson And Her Team Inspire Everyone With Their Cover of “Let It Be” On The Voice Olaf's Frozen Adventure2 days ago Official Lyric Video For “When We’re Together” From Olaf’s Frozen Adventure a Downey3 days ago Della Reese Passes Away: Roma Downey Shares Beautiful Tribute To Her Friend & Touched By An Angel Co-Star NBC2 days ago NBC Will Air How The Grinch Stole Christmas Friday Everlife3 days ago Everlife Gives a Life Update To Fans After Multi-Year Absence!