Prisoners of War

The Mauritanian

The Mauritanian

The titular character in The Mauritanian is a man named Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahir Rahim), who was arrested in the chaos after 9/11 as a terrorist, and tossed into the United States’ infamous offshore Guantánamo prison. He, like hundreds of other international accused criminals, are left there to rot not just without trial, but without …

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Peppered with flashbacks to highlight key moments from Zamperini’s formative years – including his introduction to long-distance running as a boy, and his headline-making appearance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics – the film primarily centers on his last two years in the military. A bombarbier, “Zamp” and his crew narrowly escape death in a thrilling …

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