Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs), Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), Shailene Woodley (The Fault In Our Stars), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Zachary Levi (Shazam!), Saamer Usmani (film debut), Langley Kirkwood (Dredd), Corey Johnson (Captain Phillips), David Fynn (Deviation), Matthew Marsh (The Iron Lady), Meena Rayann (Kill Ben Lyk), Andre Jacobs (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Robert Hobbs (District 9)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), director; Michael Bronner (film debut), writer, producer; Rory Haines (film debut) and Sohrab Noshirvani (film debut), writers; Adam Ackland (The Current War), Leah Clarke (Sunshine on Leith), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Current War), Christine Holder (The Outsider), Mark Holder (Bad Karma), Beatriz Levin (Da 5 Bloods), Lloyd Levin (United 93) and Branwen Prestwood Smith (film debut), producers; Tom Hodge (Common People), composer; Alwin H. Küchler (Divergent), cinematographer; Justine Wright (State of Play), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the early 2000s, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Rahim) is detained by the US Government and sentenced to languish in Guantanamo Bay without charge or trial. Losing all hope, he pins his last chances of freedom on defence attorney Nancy Hollander (Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Woodley), who pursue justice for their client, unearthing some disturbing evidence of a far reaching conspiracy along the way…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED FOR THE MAURITANIAN?
Nominated for several BAFTAs including Best Film , director Kevin Macdonald and an all-star cast – among them Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch, the latter also serving as a producer – tell the incredible true story of a man whose reasons for being locked up in one of the world’s most notorious prisons are shocking to say the least.