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The Mauritanian ()


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Mohamedou Ould Slahi fights for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years.

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  • Nominated for 5 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations.
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Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Nouhe Hamady Bari ...
Mohamedou's Niece
Saadna Hamoud ...
Groom at Wedding
Mohamed Yeslem Mousse ...
Wedding Guest
Mohamed Abderrahmane Arava ...
Wedding Guest
Aly Deyde ...
Wedding Guest
El Hocine Aba ...
Wedding Guest (as El Hacen Aba)
Baya Belal ...
Mohamedou's Mother
Baba Mine ...
Deddahi
Lemrabott Zeine Sidamar ...
Policeman
Yenje Abdellahi ...
Policeman
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Nancy Hollander
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Teri Duncan
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Lawyer
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Emmanuel
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Joe
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John
Ralph Lawson ...
David
Michael MacKenzie ...
FBH Clerk
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Stuart Couch
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Colonel Bill Seidel
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Whit Cobb
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Bob the Spy
Lionel Strasky ...
Lawyer on Plane
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Sergeant S. Sands
Taurai Maposa ...
Theo, Bus Driver
Thandi Sebe ...
Gate Guard
Rob van Vuuren ...
Badging Officer
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Female Guard
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Arjun
Thabo Rametsi ...
Navy Jnr Associate
Jemal Mennah ...
Translator on Phone
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Kent
Kirk Nel ...
Naval Nurse
Bongo Mbutuma ...
Guard
Michelle Allen ...
Guard
Shane John Kruger ...
Guard (as Shane Kruger)
Arthur Falko ...
Guard
Ahmed El Khadar ...
Mohamedou's Father
Hamza Mennah ...
10 Year Old Mohamedou
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Poulson
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Santiago
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Moroccan Translator / Marseille
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Cathy Taylor
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Neil Buckland
Limam Saleck Hemett ...
Goalkeeper
Mohamed Yahya ...
Mohamedou's Brother
Elbar M'Boirik ...
18 Year Old Mohamedou
Mohamed Lemjed Mohamed Lemine Salem ...
Mohamedou's Uncle
Maude Sandham ...
Hannah Buckland
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Camp India Minder
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General Geoffrey Mandel
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Kim Couch
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Steve / Green Mask Man
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Wafa
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Karim
Randy Yav ...
Friend
Nahum Hughes ...
Friend
Sobantu Nqayi ...
Friend
Mahyar Kouhi ...
Friend
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WSJ Journalist
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Pentagon Guard
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District Court of Columbia Judge
Leon Clingman ...
Government Lawyer Patton
Katie Farringer ...
Christmas Party Hostess
Miles Petzer ...
Bob, MI Clerk
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Camp Echo Guard
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Wildcat
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Cyrano FKA Pinocchio
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Captain Collins
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Ramzi
Mark Sykes ...
Priest
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Legion Bartender
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Judge Robertson
Daniel Barnett ...
Courtroom Deputy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Philip Davies ...
Commander Thompson (uncredited)
Nancy Hollander ...
Self (uncredited)
Mohamedou Ould Slahi ...
Self (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kevin Macdonald

Written by

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Michael Bronner ... (screenplay by) (as M.B. Traven) and
Rory Haines ... (screenplay by) &
Sohrab Noshirvani ... (screenplay by)
 
Michael Bronner ... (screen story by) (as M.B. Traven)
 
Mohamedou Ould Slahi ... (based upon the book "Guantánamo Diary" by)
 
Larry Siems ... (based upon the book "Guantánamo Diary" edited by)

Produced by

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Adam Ackland ... producer (produced by)
Michael Bloom ... executive producer
Michael Bronner ... producer (produced by)
Leah Clarke ... producer (produced by)
Benedict Cumberbatch ... producer (produced by)
Adam Fogelson ... executive producer
John Friedberg ... executive producer
Dan Friedkin ... executive producer
Rose Garnett ... executive producer
Micah Green ... executive producer
Robert A. Halmi ... executive producer (as Robert Halmi)
Ryan Heller ... executive producer
Genevieve Hofmeyr ... supervising producer: South Africa
Christine Holder ... producer (produced by)
Mark Holder ... producer (produced by)
Zak Kilberg ... executive producer
Beatriz Levin ... producer (produced by)
Lloyd Levin ... producer (produced by)
Andrea Pienaar ... line producer
Branwen Prestwood Smith ... producer (produced by)
Jim Reeve ... executive producer
Donald Sabourin ... co-producer
Larry Siems ... co-producer
Robert Simonds ... executive producer
Mohamedou Ould Slahi ... co-producer
Russell Smith ... executive producer
Daniel Steinman ... executive producer
Maria Zuckerman ... executive producer

Music by

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Tom Hodge

Cinematography by

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Alwin H. Küchler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Justine Wright

Editorial Department

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Sam Chynoweth ... digital intermediate color supervisor
Johnathan Wei Dickinson ... digital intermediate editor
Alex Gascoigne ... digital colourist
Rachael Havercroft ... post-production coordinator
Jade Köhler ... dailies coordinator
Lamees Martin ... dailies operator (as Martinl)
Abigail McKenzie ... digital intermediate producer
Jeanna Mortimer ... additional assistant editor
Ian Mosedale ... digital intermediate technical supervisor
Robert Siddall ... head of engineering
Lee Twohey ... mastering and deliverables
Craig Walters ... additional editing / first assistant editor

Casting By

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Nina Gold

Production Design by

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Michael Carlin

Art Direction by

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James Collett
Christophe Dalberg ... supervising art director
Marco Guidetti ... (art direction)
Moray McGregor

Set Decoration by

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Michele Barfoot

Costume Design by

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Alexandra Byrne ... (costume designer:)

Makeup Department

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Delene Badenhorst ... personal prosthetics: Benedict Cumberbatch
Cassidi Bradshaw ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Zayaan Damon ... hair trainee / makeup trainee
Jilly Green ... hair stylist
Sarah Kashama ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Kimberley Leaver ... daily barber
Frances Mathias ... personal hair stylist: Jodie Foster
Lisa Saven ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Anike Schraverus ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Kerry Skelton ... hair designer / makeup designer
Clinton Smith ... personal prosthetics: Benedict Cumberbatch (as Clinton Aiden Smith)
Natassha Struwig ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Esté Ueckermann ... additional hair stylist (as Este Ueckermaan) / additional makeup artist (as Este Ueckermaan)
Juanette Visser ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Fabienne Zadel ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Tania Blunden ... post-production supervisor
Jada Thwala ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Harry Boyd ... assistant director
Simon Green ... second assistant director
Shiefaa Hendricks ... trainee assistant director
Michael Queen ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Wayne du Rand ... graphic designer
Silke Eckard ... props standby
Catherine Gaum ... set designer
Kristan Giliomee ... props
Tarryn McCann ... assistant construction manager
Rhonda Millard ... art department coordinator
Frederick Mpuuga ... concept artist / storyboard artist
Catherine Palmer ... set designer
Ella Rushforth ... construction supervisor
Mark Seath ... lead construction
Brendan Smithers ... supervising construction manager
Surisa Surisa ... property master
Leesa van Niekerk ... sign writer artist
Joshua Vermaak ... set designer

Sound Department

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Niv Adiri ... re-recording mixer
Ben Barker ... sound designer
Michael Botha ... adr mixer
Francesca Bourne ... assistant foley mixer
Dane Butler ... adr mixer: Chez Boom Audio
Jack Cheetham ... sound mix technician
Tony Crowe ... adr recordist
Beau Emory ... adr mixer
Zoe Freed ... foley artist
Danny Freemantle ... sound design editor
Glenn Freemantle ... supervising sound designer / supervising sound editor
Nick Freemantle ... sound editor
Glen Gathard ... foley mixer
James Gregory ... adr mixer
Rebecca Heathcote ... foley artist
Dayo James ... sound design editor
Amanda Knowledge ... audio description re-recording mixer
Kyle Koekemoer ... adr assistant
Jenna Lange ... post audio producer
Nico Louw ... sound mixer
Damien Luquet ... boom operator: mauritanian part
Robert Malone ... sound design editor
Adam Oakley ... foley editor
Yves-Marie Omnes ... (segment "mauritany") sound mixer
Mike Prestwood Smith ... re-recording mixer
Kobi Quist ... sound mix technician
Jemma Riley-Tolch ... foley mixer
Wouter van Herwerden ... adr recordist
James Wichall ... dialogue editor
Alex Robson ... foley editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Delon Baatjes ... special effects technician
Doug Hardy ... special effects supervisor
Calen Van Schalkwyk ... special effects coordinator
Hermie Venter ... special effects rigger

Visual Effects by

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Jonathan Atkins-Potts ... compositor
Joanna Barcikowska ... digital compositor
Danielle Dunster ... visual effects coordinator
Jan Guilfoyle ... visual effects producer
Alexander Ha ... matchmove artist
Keagan Harris ... compositor
Shani Hermoni ... compositor: Union VFX
Simon Hughes ... visual effects supervisor/creative director
Isabella Ippolito ... render wrangler td
Quiben Jack ... visual effects editor
Vicki Juhasz ... compositor
Dom Maidlow ... visual effects artist
Elliot Mander ... Visual Effects Line Producer
Thomas Mortelette ... compositor
Iain Read ... lead compositor
Cristina Serreli ... digital compositor
Jean-Clement Soret ... digital colourist
Hannah Sornay ... digital compositor
Connor Tong ... roto lead: Union VFX
Yann Vlamynck ... cg artist: Union VFX
Jonathan Jean-Marie Wannyn ... cg lead
Lewis Wright ... lead compositor

Stunts

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Craig Fox ... stunt rigger
Grant Powell ... stunt coordinator
Mohamed Semmoum ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jalaleddine Achour ... second assistant camera
Bruce Bain ... lighting trainee
Ludwe Balintulo ... pre-lighting gaffer
Graham Bartholomew ... still photographer
Brendon Bennett ... underwater camera assistant
Arthur Butan ... rigging grip
Lara Cornell ... assistant: Jaap Buitendijk
Zwelithini Cukana ... prelight spark
Ntsikilelo Fiyane ... rigging grip
Khaya Fokwana ... rigging grip
Desmond Gqitekaya ... prelight best boy
Houston Hadden ... first assistant camera
Thobela James ... prelight spark
Thembekile Kebeni ... rigging grip
Leon Lotz ... camera loader: "b" camera
Lentsoe Mamatela ... digital imaging technician
Chris Maseti ... rigging grip
Filippo Maso ... second assistant camera: additional photography, UK
Rhett Mullins ... camera loader: "a" camera
Kelvin Munetsi ... camera assistant
Willie Nel ... additional cinematographer
Lester Plant ... libra technician (creditOnly)
Emmanuel Chonco Sithole ... key gaffer
Khyle Smith ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Giulio Strata ... data manager: Mauritania
Devin Toselli ... additional cinematography
Derek Ueckermann ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Vermaak ... camera operator: "b" camera/steadicam operator
Rob Weidner ... aerial camera operator
Dylan Young ... video assist

Casting Department

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Terri-Leigh Boonzaier ... cast assistant
Catriona Dickie ... casting associate
Wian Kloppers ... extras casting assistant
Richard Lothian ... casting associate: South Africa
Christa Schamberger ... location casting
Mathilde Snodgrass ... additional casting
J.P. van der Merwe ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Hetta Burger ... costume buyer
Gabrielle de Gersigny ... assistant costume designer
Rick de Souza ... key costumer
Luthando Gcwabe ... breakdown artist
Alex-Ann Keppie ... key costumer
Tristan Makka ... key costumer
Asif Narker ... costume coordinator: South Africa
Maryke Nel ... set costumer
Brian Perkins ... key military costume
Laura Smith ... assistant costume designer
Philip Stapelberg ... costume supervisor
Philippa Wood ... costume coordinator: UK

Location Management

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Michael Erasmus Appelcryn ... Unit Assistant
Peter Currey ... location manager

Music Department

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Robert Ames ... additional arrangements / conductor / soloist: viola
Laurence Anslow ... digital recordist
Rebecca Applin ... musician: harp
Galya Bisengalieva ... soloist: violin
Simon Changer ... music editor
Gary Downing ... Composer Agent
Olga FitzRoy ... score mixer
Ollie Howell ... additional production/percussion
Abi Leland ... music supervisor
Gianluca Massimo ... assistant engineer
Donna McKevitt ... musician: additional viola
Ina Nikolow ... orchestral recording engineer
Letizia Pacchioni ... associate music supervisor
Gabriel Saban ... composer: featurette music
Katherine Tinker ... musician: piano
Laurence Ungless ... musician: double bass
Chris Warner ... orchestrator / producer
Werner Weitschacher ... score recording engineer
Mark Wyllie ... executive scoring engineer

Script and Continuity Department

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Aparna Jayachandran ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Beatle van Graan ... transportation coordinator (as Beetle Van Graan)

Additional Crew

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Geraldine Atlee ... head of legal and business affairs: BBC
Elvire Audi ... producers' assistant: Sunnymarch
Rachel Boissevain ... audio description coordinator
Kyle Davy ... assistant production coordinator
Ruth De Freitas ... assistant: Mr Macdonald
Helen de Winter ... completion guarantor
Jessica Drake ... dialect coach: Post
Talent Dube ... production trainee
Penny Dyer ... dialect coach: Mr Cumberbatch
Joy Ellison ... dialect coach: prep, Benedict Cumberbatch
Vince Gonzalez ... finance executive: Topic Studios
Martin Heberden ... clearances
Christiaan Ho-Tong ... assistant production coordinator
Sarah Hong ... for: 30WEST
Karin Howard ... stand-in: Jodie Foster
Mario Locurcio ... italian publicist
Irish MacLeod ... additional crew
Bob Meyer ... dialect coach: Mr Rahim
Ikanyeng Motlhamme ... assistant production coordinator
Freddie Oosthuizen ... cpo: Jodie Foster
Lance Peters ... military adviser
Llewellyn Radley ... for: STX Films
Dezi Rorich ... publicist
Craig Rosenveldt ... cpo: Shailene Woodley
Mark Ross ... cpo: Jodie Foster
Gaby Santinelli ... dialect coach prep: Robert Hobbs
Louisa Skalla ... development coordinator: SunnyMarch
Ruth Sweeney ... producer's assistant: South Africa
Dean Wares ... end credit roller design
Michael White ... cpo: Tahar Rahim
Hugo Williams-Ellis ... researcher
James C. Williamson ... marketing content producer
Shireen Hattingh ... moonlighting films head of production (uncredited)
Nick Romanelli ... Account Manager/Still Photography (uncredited)

Thanks

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Belén González Blanco ... the producers wish to thank
Jon Harris ... the producers wish to thank
Chris Lebenzon ... the producers wish to thank
Thelma Schoonmaker ... the producers wish to thank

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Plot Summary

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. Written by STXfilms

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Also Known As
  • Guantanamo Diary (United States)
  • Prisoner 760 (World-wide, English title)
  • Désigné coupable (France)
  • Der Mauretanier - (K)eine Frage der Gerechtigkeit (Germany)
  • 誣罪審判 (Hong Kong, Cantonese title)
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Runtime
  • 129 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi (of the film's title) has stated that his treatment in Guantanamo was much more brutal and inhumane than portrayed in this movie. See more »
Goofs When Mohamedou asks detainee 'Marseille' in French if the place Marseille is located at sea (la mer), the subtitles wrongly translate 'la mer' as 'ocean'. Marseille is located at the Mediterranean Sea. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Failed Oscar Bait Movies of 2020 (2021). See more »
Soundtracks Makam Vaghou See more »
Quotes Nancy Hollander: Well, when I defended someone charged with rape, nobody called me a rapist. When I defended someone charged with murder, nobody dug around my backyard. But when someone is accused of terrorism, people like you seem to think that that's different. It's not. When I stand by my client and I insist that he get a fair hearing, I'm not just defending him, I'm defending you and me. The constitution doesn't have an asterisk at the end that says : "Terms and conditions apply."
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