The Mauritanian

The Mauritanian
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
  • Written by: M.B. Traven, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani
  • Cast: Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • UK release: 1 April 2021

Mohamedou Ould Salahi (Tahar Rahim) fights for freedom after being detained without charge by the U.S. Government in Guantanamo Bay. After years in prison, he seeks out new help in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Foster) and in their pursuit of freedom, they uncover a wide-reaching conspiracy.

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