Based  on  the  New  York  Times  best-selling memoir, director Kevin Macdonald’s latest is the explosive true story of a detainee at the U.S military’s Guantanamo Bay detention centre who is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defence attorney for his release.


Captured by the U.S. Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy  Hollander  (Jodie  Foster)  and  her  associate  Teri  Duncan  (Shailene Woodley). Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial  advocacy,  along  with  evidence uncovered  by  formidable  military prosecutor,  Lt.  Colonel  Stuart  Couch  (Benedict  Cumberbatch),  eventually  reveals  a shocking  and  far  reaching conspiracy.

THE MAURITANIAN is released on February 26, 2021