- Category: Interviews
- Created: Thursday, 04 February 2021 11:42
- Published: Thursday, 04 February 2021 11:42
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Tahar Rahim is nominated for the 2021 Golden Globes for Best Actor for his moving performance in THE MAURITANIAN. CineMovie chats with the actor about his role opposite Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Based on the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi's imprisonment at Guantánamo Bay after 9/11 for 14 years without a trial, THE MAURITANIAN stars Rahim as Mohamedou who was tortured and forced to confess to crimes he did not commit. Foster plays lawyer Nancy Hollander who helped Mohamedou, from the country of Mauritania, gain his freedom.
THE MAURITANIAN will be released February 19, 2021.
Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the NY Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is inspiring the true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the US 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 US 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.