Joe Lima has the amazing story, El Curioso Caso de William Morgan
The Hero stands in front of a firing squad. By most accounts, the new dictator and his younger brother are present at the execution; by some accounts, so is a rather creepy, long-haired fellow who speaks in the sing-song accent of a faraway country.
The executioner orders the Hero to kneel; the Hero answers:
“I kneel before no man.”
They riddle one of the Hero’s knees with machine-gun fire. He staggers but props himself up on one leg. They riddle the other knee with machine-gun fire, and only now does the Hero fall to his knees.
They fire at his shoulders and knock him onto his back.
The executioner, carrying the pistol with which he will deliver the kill shot, approaches the dying Hero and taunts him, “See, we made you kneel.”
The Hero’s last words: “I didn’t kneel.”
You must go read the rest.
And yes, it’ll make a fantastic movie!