Trailer: Amazon to release The Mauritanian this April
James R | On 19, Feb 2021
The Mauritanian will be released in the UK on Amazon Prime Video this April.
Directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Schotland), the true-life drama is based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s bestselling memoir. Snatched by the USA Government in 2001, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) spent years in Guantanamo Bay proclaiming his innocence. Lawyer Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) agrees to represent him and force a trial. Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch) heads a prosecution hell-bent on conviction. Contrasting the legal battle with scenes of the torture and humiliation that Slahi experienced, the film is a powerful tale of justice and humanity.
Co-starring Shailene Woodley and written by Michael Bronner, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, the film is nominated for 2 Golden Globes, one for Jodie Foster and one for Tahar Rahim. It will have its UK premiere at the online Glasgow Film Festival, streaming from 25th to 28th February. Then, it will go on to stream in the UK on Amazon Prime Video from 1st April.
It joins a number of high-profile films released by Amazon Prime Video in the UK this year, including One Night in Miami, Greenland, I Care a Lot, The Tiny Map of Perfect Things, Palm Springs, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse and Coming 2 America.
Here’s the trailer: