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The Mauritanian

Macdonald, Kevin
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The true story of Slahi's fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan who battle the U.S. 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, uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.

MPAA rating: R (violence including a sexual assault, and language)|||adult

directed by Kevin Macdonald ; screenplay by M.B. Traven and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani ; screen story by M.B. Traven ; produced by Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lloyd Levin, Beatriz Levin, Mark Holder, Christine Holder, Branwen Prestwood Smith, Michael Bronner ; STXfilms, 30West, Topic Studios present ; in association with BBC Film and Great Point Media ; a Shadowplay Features, SunnyMarch, Wonder Street production.

Based upon the book "Guantánamo diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi and edited by Larry Siems.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.

Widescreen (2.39:1)

Special features: Alternate opening; Deleted scenes; Behind the scenes of The Mauritanian; A look at director Kevin Macdonald.

Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usamani, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch.

DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (2.39:1); Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); described video.

Director of photography, Alwin H. Küchler ; editor, Justine Wright ; music, Tom Hodge.

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