A good movie is able to transport the viewer anywhere.
A good movie is able to transport the viewer anywhere. However, in order to get there, sometimes a movie must transport itself first.
“Hacksaw Ridge,” directed by Mel Gibson, tells the story of Desmond Doss, a World War II army medic who refused to kill people. Doss became the first person in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor without having fired a single shot during the Battle of Okinawa. The movie has been nominated for three Golden Globes.
But while making the movie, the film crew did not set foot in Japan. All of the filming was done in Australia, mostly around Sydney. From Doss’s former life in Virginia to the battlefields of Okinawa, everything was recreated in Australia.
Here’s how you can visit where the transformation took place.