Jodie Foster plays an American defense attorney who’s tasked with defending a terror suspect being held at the notorious Guantanamo Bay detention center in the thrilling new drama film, The Mauritanian.
Foster plays Nancy Hollander, a defense attorney who’s given the seemingly impossible task of defending the man (Tahar Rahim) allegedly responsible for recruiting the terrorists that boarded the 9/11 planes and flew into the World Trade Centre.
What she finds along the way is a travesty of justice, revealing that the American government had kept the prisoner in detention at Guantanamo Bay for several years without charging him for a crime.
It’s an uphill battle for Hollander from then on as she tries to clear her client’s name.
The Mauritanian comes to us from Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald who’s past work includes the documentary Whitney (2018), Black Sea (2014), The Last King of Scotland (2006), and One Day in September (1999), for which he won a Best Documentary Oscar for.
The Mauritanian is a gripping courtroom drama film that sheds light on the horrendous treatment of terror suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, and the cover-ups that followed.
Foster looks to be in fine form, and Tahar Rahim of A Prophet (2009) fame is an excellent casting choice, and his role here should hopefully get him more work in Hollywood.
Popular actors Shailene Woodley, Zachary Levi, and Benedict Cumberbatch round out the supporting cast.
The Mauritanian is due for release on 19 February 2021.