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director Icon director: Kevin Macdonald

producer Icon producer: Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke, Ben

writer Icon writer: M.B. Traven, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani

cast Icon cast: Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usmani, Shailene Woodley

release date Icon release date: February 12th, 2021

runtime Icon runtime: 2 hr. 9 min.

Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the NY Times best-selling memoir "Guant√°namo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is the inspiring 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 (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) 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 (Benedict Cumberbatch), uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.