The director of The Last King of Scotland is back with a thriller inspired by the life of a prisoner in Guantanamo. Tahar Rahim answers Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role.
used for documentaries, director of marley and whitney The story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian author, distributed in the United States by his country, a few months after the attacks of September 11, 2001, keeps its narrative rigor in service of the true story.
trailer for designated convict (The Mauritanian) Reveals Tahar Rahim, a settled star in the hell of a Guantanamo prison amid torture and threats. We also spot Jodie Foster and Shailene Woodley (Different, snowden) as lawyers who choose to defend him.
Mauritania’s case is indeed thorny: after September 11 delivered to American authorities by his country, he suffers the United States’ thirst for revenge and is imprisoned for 14 years, even though no charges are ever brought against him. go.
The third protagonist at the center of the film is Lieutenant Stuart Couch, who is tasked with impeaching Slayhi. Firmly convinced of the need to extract information from him first, the soldier slowly realizes to what extent interrogation technology at Guantanamo goes too far.
This is the second time Tahar Rahim has collaborated with a Scottish director 9th Army Eagle. On occasion, we find him in the prison universe, revealed to him in Un Prophet by Jacques Ouard. However, as he told the Quebec newspaper, he agreed to take the actor’s work too far, saying that Slayhi had in fact suffered some abuse. Obligation.
Initially scheduled for the month of February, theatrical release designated convict Was postponed due to the health crisis. That didn’t stop her from being eligible for US festivals this year, notably earning her a Golden Globe for her performance of Jodie Foster in the skin of lawyer Nancy Hollander.
The film will be available in all French cinemas on 14 July, distributed by Metropolitan Filmexport.
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