From its opening moments, The Mauritanian is fraught with tension. Seasoned attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her legal associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) are pitted against determined military prosecutor Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch) as they endeavor to defend Slahi (Tahar Rahim), who has been accused of heinous crimes against humanity and held against his will for years at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp on a U.S. base in Cuba.
In our exclusive clip, we get a sense of the quiet tension that exists between Nancy and Colonel Couch. They are sitting at an incongruously beautiful seaside prison gift shop, but both of them ignore the scenery while they casually question each other's driving force with searching and meaningful questions.
Watch the gripping clip below, featuring two great actors, then get tickets to see The Mauritanian, which opens in select theaters today.