"The Mauritanian" is a 2021 legal drama film directed by Kevin Macdonald.
The starring cast includes Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Levi, Corey Johnson, Saamer Usmani, Stevel Marc, Nezar Alderazi, Clayton Boyd and others.

Here are "The Mauritanian" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Mauritanian movie?

STXfilms on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 released the trailer for "The Mauritanian" you can watch here:
The Mauritanian | Trailer 2 | Now Playing In Theaters, On Demand Everywhere March 2.

Plot summary

What is The Mauritanian movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Mauritanian" movie plot summary.

The film follows Mohamedou Ould Salahi (Tahar Rahim), who is captured by the U.S. government and is languishing in Guantanamo Bay detention camp without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Salahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley). Together, they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with fabricated evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far-reaching conspiracy.


Who plays who in the The Mauritanian movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Mauritanian" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Jodie Foster  as Nancy Hollander
Tahar Rahim  as Mohamedou Ould Salahi
Shailene Woodley  as Teri Duncan
Benedict Cumberbatch  as Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch
Zachary Levi  as Neil Buckland
Corey Johnson  as Colonel Bill Seidel
Saamer Usmani  as Arjun
Stevel Marc  as Poulson
Nezar Alderazi  as Ramzi
Clayton Boyd  as Lawyer
Francis Chouler  as WSJ Journalist
Toni Jean Erasmus  as Female Guard
Arthur Falko  as Guard
David Fynn  as Kent
Melissa Haiden  as Kim Couch
Evan Hengst  as Pentagon Guard
Robert Hobbs  as Captain Collins
Andre Jacobs  as Judge Robertson
Bonko Khoza  as Camp India Minder
Langley Kirkwood  as Sergeant Sands
Shane John Kruger  as Guard
Daniel Kühne  as Legion Bartender
Michael MacKenzie  as FBH Clerk
Matthew Marsh  as General Geoffrey Mandel
Darron Meyer  as Bob the Spy
Justine Mitchell  as Cathy
Denis Ménochet  as Emmanuel
Adam Neill  as Whit Cobb
Meena Rayann  as Wafa
Zak Rowlands  as Steve / Green Mask Man
Alaa Safi  as Moroccan Translator / Marseille
Lionel Strasky  as Lawyer on Plane
Walter van Dyk  as District Court of Columbia Judge

Release date

When is The Mauritanian movie release date?

"The Mauritanian" movie release date was scheduled to be on February 12, 2021 (United States) and on April 1, 2021 (United Kingdom) distributing by STXfilms, Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Elevation Pictures, PVR Pictures and STX Entertainment.


What are The Mauritanian filming details?

The duration of the film is 129 minutes. With a budget of $14 million, the film grossed over $351,624.

"The Mauritanian" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Mauritanian movie?

"The Mauritanian" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 72/100.

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