The Mauritanian

The Mauritanian
Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Kevin Macdonald

The Mauritanian

Run time does not include previews2 hr 9 min | Suspense/Thriller | Rfor violence including a sexual assault, and language.
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    R - for violence including a sexual assault, and language.
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  • Director

    Kevin Macdonald
  • Starring

    Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usmani, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Corey Johnson, Matthew Marsh, Langley Kirkwood
  • Distributor

    STX Entertainment


Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the NY Times best-selling memoir "Guantánamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is the inspiring true story of Slahi's fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who battle the U.S. government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.
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