The Mauritanian (2021)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Political Thriller  |   Release Date - Feb 12, 2021 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 129 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Jinko Labitag

After the tragic 9/11 terror attacks, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) is captured by American authorities on suspicions that he is connected with those events. He is then detained in Guantanamo Bay, where he spends 14 years behind bars without being charged or given a chance to have a trial. Just as he is losing hope, he meets Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster), a defense attorney, and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley). Together, they start their campaign for justice, no matter how controversial it might be. Directed by Kevin Macdonald.

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conspiracy, courtroom, death-penalty, lawyer, terrorist-attack, torture