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Tom Hodge


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The Mauritanian is a gripping legal drama based on a true story. It follows the journey of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian man held at Guantanamo Bay without charge or trial. Defence attorney Nancy Hollander takes on his case, facing government obstacles and uncovering the truth about his treatment. The film raises profound questions about human rights and justice in a post-9/11 world.


Tom Hodge’s emotive score for “The Mauritanian” is able to be beautifully evocative, while also finding the musical language to underpin a story of human rights abuse and torture. In turn both earnest and powerful, the score treads a fine path between traditional organic texture and devastating electronic manipulations. As three contrasting narratives eventually weave together, Tom’s score effortlessly combines contrasting themes and sound-worlds to guide the viewer through this powerful true story.

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Cinema, Streaming

Score breakdown length

10 videos (1 hour 28 minutes)

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