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(trailer review) - The Mauritanian



I initially saw a post or something with Benedict's face on it as the thumbnail to this trailer and I was meant to watch it and review it.  It is highly likely I got distracted and boom, a few days later I see it again and here I am.

The very small yet, somewhat flimsy point I'm making here is that, people are busy with life and things going on in it especially when the year 2020 is concerned.  At the same time, people can be distracted or lead astray.  People can also be manipulated and given incorrect information presented as facts.  When we are busy or distracted, sometimes we take ourselves down the wrong path by aimlessly following others or not knowing the real information to make our own decisions.  With cover-ups and misinformation and facts and fiction, we live in a world where nothing seems to be even real any more (or was it ever even real?) and a lot of what we actually see in film, although most of the time fictional, can present the realest of factual content.  It would also, (where this film claims to be based on a true story), help to have us question, how much of this movie would be real and accurate or how much of it will they actually show?

This film looks intense, it looks shady, it looks like buried truths, it looks like corruption.  Benedict, Jodie and with something that looks like it's going to be a really powerful and intriguing film that will force you to question the government and their morals, are we doing the right thing, do we know the full story.  For the most part, some people/bodies act without consequence. And in many many cases, people often act out of ignorance or misinformation or not enough information, hate and other.  I'll watch this with an open mind.  I loved the line where Tahar Rahim (from Un Prophet) as Mohamedou Ould Salahi says "Never would I believe that the United States of America would use fear and terror to control me." It just made me think of the year 2020 if I'm honest and the world at large.

Directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch & Zachary Levi

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