The Mauritanian Director: Kevin Macdonald Stars: Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch

The Mauritanian (2021 Film) Information

Elevation Pictures The Mauritanian is a legal drama/thriller. Kevin Macdonald is the director of the movie.   The story is based on the NY Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi.


Jodie Foster as Nancy Hollander
Tahar Rahim as Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Shailene Woodley as Teri Duncan
Benedict Cumberbatch as Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch
Zachary Levi as Neil Buckland
Saamer Usmani as Arjun
Corey Johnson as Bill Seidel
Denis Menochet as Emmanuel
David Fynn as Kent

Synopsis of the film

Mohamedou Ould Slahi fights for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years.  Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defence 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.

Release date

  • The film was released in the United States on February 12, 2021.
  • THE MAURITANIAN will open in the following select theatres on February 26th in Canada
    Scotiabank Saskatoon
    Scotiabank Halifax
    Gardiner’s Road Kingston
    Landmark Regina
  • Releasing on digital and on-demand platforms across Canada on March 2.
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