From director Kevin MacDonald to the real protagonists of the case, Mohamedou Ould Slahi and Nancy Hollender, the team of “Designated Guilty” evokes the film, from its true story to the performance of Tahar Rahim.
Nominated for the Golden Globes and the BAFTA Awards, Designated Guilty is already one of the defining films of this year 2021. If only for its true story, that of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, detained at Guantanamo for many years, because of suspicions of its involvement in the 9/11 attacks.
Incarnated by Tahar Rahim on the screen, he returns with us on this film alongside Nancy Hollender, his lawyer played by Jodie Foster in the feature film, as well as the director Kevin MacDonald. After directing him in The Eagle of the Ninth Legion ten years ago, the filmmaker finds the actor of A Prophet, and he is full of praise for him at our microphone. Not without insisting on the importance that his new opus can have, at a time when Joe Biden also promises to close Guantanamo.
Interview by Maximilien Pierrette on January 29, 2021 in Paris – Editing: Clara Colin
“Designated Guilty” has been in theaters since July 14: