Directed by Kevin Macdonald and written by Michael Bronner (as M.B. Traven), Rory Haines. Stars in the movie are: Tahar Rahim, Nouhe Hamady Bari, Saadna Hamoud.
Based on the NY Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is 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.
A lot of great talent make this a particularly riveting film. No punches are spared when it comes to how incompetent and inhumane Rumsfeld’s policies were at Guantanamo.
I criticized The Report for being too visceral in trying to make its point. This film had some very disturbing scenes as well but they were much more effective.
You actually cared for the characters in the film.
The Report and the Mauritanian make the same points, but where the Report was dry with little character development, The Mauritanian tells a fascinating personal tale.