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‘Nomadland’ Dominates 2021 BAFTA Awards, ‘Promising Young Woman’ Wins Best British Film

Nomadland is on the road to the top with its latest awards show success. Chloé Zhao‘s Western road drama dominated the 2021 BAFTA Awards, winning the four top prizes including Best Picture on Sunday night. It’s another notch on Nomadland‘s belt as the film charts a steady course for the Oscars later this month. Nomadland swept the 2021 British Academy Film Awards at a virtual ceremony Sunday night, which marked a few historic wins. Chloé Zhao became only the second woman, and the first woman...
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Baftas 2021: The Mauritanian star Tahar Rahim on 'reassuring' nomination

Best actor nominee Tahar Rahim says it's "reassuring to know that you made the right choices".
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Mauritanian star Tahar Rahim on awards nod

Tahar Rahim has been nominated for his part in The Mauritanian.
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The Mauritanian: Release Date and Trailer Revealed

The Mauritanian: Release date and trailer revealed Based on a true story, The Mauritanian stars Jodie Foster (Inside Man), Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), and Zachary Levi (Shazam!). The film hits digital on April 20, and Blu-Ray and DVD on May 11 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. RELATED: Jodie Foster to Direct Drama Based On 1911 Mona Lisa Theft The Mauritanian follows one man’s decades-long fight for freedom an...
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'The Serpent' sinks its teeth in with a true-crime tale set in the 1970s

Even taking acknowledged creative liberties, the true story at the core of "The Serpent" sinks its teeth into you, chronicling a murder spree by a slick con man, and the unlikely diplomat whose determined efforts helped apprehend him. Anchored by Tahar Rahim ("The Mauritanian"), the eight-part series drags in places, but gradually becomes the kind of binge that those who get drawn in might well consume in a weekend.
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‘The Serpent’ Fails to Illuminate a Dark Crime Story: TV Review

The case of Charles Sobhraj seems perfect for the age of the true-crime dramatization. Sobhraj, currently incarcerated in Nepal, was a serial murderer in the 1970s, preying especially upon Western travelers on the so-called Hippie Trail in Asia. His notoriety intersects with the anxieties of his era, and his deeds demonstrate an almost boundless capacity […]
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‘We don’t live in a world of goodies and baddies, do we?’ The true story behind The Mauritanian

Mohamedou Ould Slahi was tortured and detained without charge in Guantánamo for 14 years. Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch discuss bringing his memoir to life When Mohamedou Ould Slahi came to South Africa to visit the set of The Mauritanian, it was a strange and complicated experience, he says. The film tells the story of Slahi’s experience as possibly the highest-profile detainee at the infamous Guantánamo Bay camp in Cuba. He was kidnapped, tortured in ways barely imaginable...
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‘A Prophet’ Producers on Taking a Modern Spin With TV Reboot

“A Prophet,” the series adaptation of Jacques Audiard’s 2009 film, will be set in today’s France, in Marseille, with a young, Black protagonist. The original movie, which won Cannes’ grand jury prize and a BAFTA Award, and earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, starred Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”) as a 19-year-old French-Algerian sentenced to six […]
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‘The Serpent’ Trailer: Tahar Rahim is a Seductive Serial Killer in Netflix Limited Series

Tahar Rahim is currently a dark-horse awards contender for his performance in The Mauritanian, a legal thriller based on the memoir of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was innocent for the crimes for which he was imprisoned. But in the upcoming Netflix limited series The Serpent, Rahim is playing a real-life con man and serial killer who was guilty of all his crimes, and probably more. Watch The Serpent trailer below. The Serpent Trailer In the 1970s, Charles Sobhraj and his partner Marie-...
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Actors Like Mads Mikkelsen, Jared Leto Discuss Challenging On-Screen Moments

The Thomas Vinterberg Danish comedy-drama “Another Round” has one of the most talked-about endings of the year, in which actor Mads Mikkelsen embarks on an exhilarating freestyle dance on a pier amongst his friends and former students. And while that scene was difficult for the former gymnast and dancer, who admits he was sore for […]
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Exclusive ‘The Mauritanian’ Featurette: Cast of the Guantanamo Drama Praise Director Kevin Macdonald’s Dedication to Realism

The Mauritanian is a harrowing drama that tells the true story of Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mohamedou Ould Salahi, who was held in the detention camp for 14 years without charge. Despite the years of torture — both physical and mental — Salahi managed to emerge from Guantanamo Bay and write a book about his trials, which has become feature film that is alternately a legal thriller and disturbing prison drama. This approach was steered by director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), who i...
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Amazon Prime Video, Eros STX Strike Nordics Output Deal, Including Golden Globe Winners ‘The Mauritanian,’ ‘I Care A Lot’

Eros STX and Amazon Prime Video have signed a multi-year first window output deal for the Nordics, effective immediately. The deal will see Prime subscribers in the Nordics get exclusive access to STX International’s slate, including “The Mauritanian,” for which Jodie Foster won a Golden Globe, and which also stars Tahar Rahim and Benedict Cumberbatch. […]
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‘The Mauritanian’ Trailer: Jodie Foster Plays a Lawyer Defending a Man Accused of Terrorism

In Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks plays a lawyer tasked with defending a man accused of being an enemy of the United States. In The Mauritanian, it’s Jodie Foster‘s turn to do the same thing – but her client is actually innocent. The film tells the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim), who was detained at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp for 14 years without being charged. Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars) co-stars as Foster’s character’s assistant...
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One Final Trailer for 'The Mauritanian' Film - Now Playing in Theaters

"Rough justice… That's what this administration wants." STX has released one more final trailer for The Mauritanian, the true story legal thriller filmmaker Kevin Macdonald about a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay. Based on the book "Guantanamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the film tells the story of a detainee at the US military's Gitmo detention center who is held without charges for over a decade. He hopes for help from a new defense attorney. Their controversial advocacy, with new evidence ...
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My Brother’s Keeper: a former Guantánamo detainee's unlikely friendship with his guard

Mohamedou Ould Salahi and one of his former guards, Steve Wood, reunite in Mauritania 13 years after last seeing each other, rekindling an unlikely relationship that profoundly changed their lives.Mohamedou was a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay for 14 years. During his incarceration he was subjected to torture and solitary confinement, but never charged with a crime. His memoir, Guantánamo Diary, became an international bestseller and was adapted into the film, The Mauritanian, starring Tahar Rahim a...
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My Brother’s Keeper: a former Guantánamo detainee, his guard and their unlikely friendship - video

Mohamedou Ould Salahi and one of his former guards, Steve Wood, reunite in Mauritania 13 years after last seeing each other, rekindling an unlikely relationship that profoundly changed their lives.Mohamedou was a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay for 14 years. During his incarceration he was subjected to torture and solitary confinement, but never charged with a crime. His memoir, Guantánamo Diary, became an international bestseller and was adapted into the film, The Mauritanian, starring Tahar Rahim a...
Tags: Guantanamo Bay, World news, US news, US military, Mauritania, Jodie Foster, Guantanamo Diary, Mohamedou, Tahar Rahim, Steve Wood, Documentary films, Mohamedou Ould Salahi


Read the Screenplay for ‘The Mauritanian’ (EXCLUSIVE)

You can now read the screenplay for “The Mauritanian,” based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s 2015 memoir “Guantanamo Diary,” here. The script, from M.B. Travern and Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, was directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin MacDonald and stars Tahar Rahim as Slahi and Jodie Foster as Nancy Hollander, the attorney who took on his […]
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How The Mauritanian’s Tahar Rahim Mentally Prepared For The Grueling Role

The Mauritanian star went all in on physically preparing for the legal drama.
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How The Mauritanian’s Tahar Rahim Physically Prepared For The Grueling Role

The Mauritanian star went all in on physically preparing for the legal drama.
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‘The Mauritanian’ Star Tahar Rahim on His Long Road Back to Hollywood [Interview]

Tahar Rahim, whose soulful and wrenching performance practically carries the true-life Guantanamo drama The Mauritanian, has become an unexpected awards season dark horse this year. He has already earned a Golden Globe nomination for his turn as Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian who was detained at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp for 14 years without charge. It’s a dynamite performance that comes more than 10 years after his breakout role, A Prophet, which first turned him into an awards da...
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Everything you need to know about the star of BBC's The Serpent, Tahar Rahim

The Serpent has both shocked and engrossed viewers over the last month, not least...
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Complete list of nominees for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards

LOS ANGELES — Complete list of nominees for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards: Best motion picture, drama: “The Father”; “Mank”; “Nomadland”; “The Trial of the Chicago 7”; “Promising Young Woman.” Best motion picture, musical or comedy: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”; “Hamilton,”; “Music”; “Palm Springs”; “The Prom.” Best motion picture, foreign language: “Another Round”; “La Llorona”; “The Life Ahead”; “Minari”; “Two of Us.” Best actress in a motion picture, drama: Frances McDormand, “Nomadland...
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2021 Golden Globes nominations are underway

NEW YORK — The reading of nominations for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards has begun. The nominees for best motion picture drama are: “The Father”; “Mank”; “Nomadland”; “The Trial of the Chicago 7”; “Promising Young Woman.” The nominees for best musical or comedy film are: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”; “Hamilton,”; “Music”; “Palm Springs”; “The Prom.” The nominees for best television series, drama, are: “The Crown”; “Lovecraft Country”; “The Mandalorian”; “Ozark”; “Ratched.” The nominees for best te...
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‘Mank’ leads all Golden Globe nominees with 6

NEW YORK — David Fincher’s “Mank” has topped Golden Globe nominations with 6 nods, while Netflix dominated Wednesday’s announcement thanks to both its films and television series. The nominees for best motion picture drama are: “The Father”; “Mank”; “Nomadland”; “The Trial of the Chicago 7”; “Promising Young Woman.” The nominees for best musical or comedy film are: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”; “Hamilton,”; “Music”; “Palm Springs”; “The Prom.” The nominees for best television series, drama, are:...
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‘The Mauritanian’ Review: The Quiet Dignity of Tahar Rahim Anchors a Tough Post-9/11 Legal Drama

When Kevin Macdonald set out to make “The Mauritanian,” the director must have found himself identifying to some degree with defense attorney Nancy Hollander. The lawyer, played here by Jodie Foster, braved insult and scorn when she took up the case of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was arrested in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist […]
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'I saw him as an animal'– Tahar Rahim on playing serial killer Charles Sobhraj

Charles Sobhraj brutally murdered at least 10 backpackers in south-east Asia. Did Tahar Rahim worry about glamorising the murderer in slick new TV drama The Serpent? Of all the things you might expect to hear come from the mouth of Tahar Rahim, the charismatic French-Algerian star of the hit prison thriller A Prophet and the new serial-killer series The Serpent, the least likely must be: “Have you ever heard of Tring?” Yet here he is, speaking over Zoom from his home in Paris, and dumping on the...
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‘The Mauritanian’ Star Tahar Rahim on Working With Jodie Foster and How Boredom Brought Him to Acting (EXCLUSIVE)

Tahar Rahim turned the heads of cinephiles more than a decade ago in Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet,” which was Oscar-nominated for best foreign language film in 2010. Since then, he’s made his way through the independent and international audiences with performances in films such as Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past.” Now, Rahim is taking on his […]
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Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt On Shooting ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ and Avoiding ‘S—ty’ Dialogue

When Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt discuss their experience working under the direction of John Patrick Shanley, they were both “bewildered” about how absolutely “bonkers” their two characters are. Along with quarantine and wanting to play “Batman,” the Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast sits down to talk about their film “Wild Mountain Thyme” – listen below! […]
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‘The Mauritanian’ Trailer: Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch Face Off in Court in Real-Life Guantanomo Drama

STX Films has debuted the trailer for a true-life courtroom drama with such a star-studded cast that it’s no wonder they squeezed it in just under the wire for awards season. The Mauritanian is based on the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (A Prophet breakout Tahar Rahim) who, in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, was held captive and tortured by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 10 years without charge or trial. Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Shai...
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Official Trailer for 'The Mauritanian' with Tahar Rahim & Jodie Foster

"You know, I think I figured out why they built Guantanamo down there." STX has unveiled the official trailer for a true story legal thriller called The Mauritanian, from filmmaker Kevin Macdonald who is making his first narrative feature (aside from lots of doc films) since 2014's Black Sea. Based on the book "Guantanamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the film tells the story of a detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center who is held without charges for over a decade. ...
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