The Mauritanian

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The Mauritanian

THE MAURITANIAN follows the remarkable true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim)  who was captured by the U.S. government and imprisoned for years without trial  at Guantanamo Bay  (GTMO).  It  is  an  inspiring account of  survival  against  all  odds  as  Slahi,  in  his  fight  for freedom,  finds  allies  in  defence  attorney  Nancy Hollander (Jodie  Foster)  and her  associate  Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley). Through Nancy and Teri’s controversial advocacy and evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch),  a  shocking  and  far-reaching  conspiracy  is  revealed.  THE  MAURITANIAN  is  a commentary on the importance of the Rule of Law and extremism of all kinds, but is also a tender, funny,  uplifting  film  about  Mohamedou,  an  extraordinary  man  whose humanity  triumphed, leaving those around him profoundly changed.

The motion picture THE MAURITANIAN, based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s inspiring New York Times best-selling memoir, ‘Guantánamo Diary’, is helmed by Kevin Macdonald, the Academy Award® winning director of One Day in September (Best Documentary, Features), Whitney, How I Live Now and The Last King of Scotland which garnered multiple awards including a Best Actor Academy Award® for Forrest Whittaker. 
  
The  cast  is  led  by  Tahar  Rahim  (The  Looming  Tower,  A  Prophet/Un Prophète)  as  Mohamedou Ould  Slahi;  Academy  Award®  winner  Jodie  Foster  (The  Silence  of  the  Lambs,  Contact,  Taxi Driver) in the role of Slahi’s defense lawyer Nancy Hollander; Independent Spirits Award winner Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Descendants, The Fault in Our Stars) in the role of Attorney Teri Duncan; BAFTA®, Golden Globe® and Academy Award® ‘Best Actor’ nominee, Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange, Star Trek Into Darkness) in the role of Marine Corps Lawyer, Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Couch; and Zachary Levi (Shazam!, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) in the role of Federal Agent, Neil Buckland. 

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Original Title The Mauritanian
Theatrical Release
Genres Drama, Thriller
Country Of Production United Kingdom
Runtime 129 minutes
FSK 12

Cast

Nancy Hollander Jodie Foster
Mohamedou Ould Slahi Tahar Rahim
Teri Duncan Shailene Woodley
Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Couch Benedict Cumberbatch
Neil Buckland Zachary Levi
Arjun Saamer Usmani