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First Trailer and Poster for THE MAURITANIAN, Starring Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch

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Kevin Macdonald's political drama comes to UK/ROI cinemas in February.

Based on the best-selling memoirs of political prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi, director Kevin Macdonald's The Mauritanian stars Tahar Rahim as Mohamedou, who spent 14 years detained at Guantanamo Bay despite never being charged with a crime. Jodie Foster and Shailene Woodley play the defence team who fought for his release, with Benedict Cumberbatch as military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch.

The Mauritanian is in UK/ROI cinemas from February 26th, 2021.

Check out the trailer and poster below.


The official synopsis reads:

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.

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