On February 18, the movie “The Mauritanian” about the prisoner of Guantanamo, one of the most terrible jails in the United States, was released in Russia. The motion picture is nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
The film is based on real events and tells the story of Mohammed Ould Slahi, who was taken on suspicion of recruiting people for the September 11 terrorist attack and sent to Guantanamo prison.
The film was directed by Kevin MacDonald. The role of Mohammed Ould Slahi was fought by Tahar Rahim. The picture is issued by the astral cast. Jodie Foster plays fiction writer Nancy Hollander’s defense lawyer, and Benedict Cumberbatch plays Stuart Coach’s state prosecutor. Shailene Woodley and Zachary Levi also took part in the filming.
Mohammed Ould Slahi served 15 years at Guantanamo Bay without charge. The plot of the film tells the story of an attempt to defend a terrorist attack accused of organizing a terrorist attack in the conditions of a powerful government machine of the United States and an American society twisted by hatred of terrorists. Mohammed’s lawyer Ould Slahi will absolutely be under pressure from the American press and the “culture of abolition.”
The film demonstrates the imperfections of American society: the hellish torture at Guantanamo, the continuous censoring of documents and the speeding up of the trial without the necessary evidence. The filmmakers pose a fundamental question to the audience – does anyone condemned have a left to defend themselves or not?
The Mauritanian is nominated for an award in two nominations: Essential Actor in a Drama Film (Tahar Rahim) and Essential Female Supporting Role (Jodie Foster).