12 Years a Slave (2013)
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12 Years a Slave (2013)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
October 18, 2013
Studio
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Official Site
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/12yearsaslave/
Genre
Drama
Release Date
October 18, 2013
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
134 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Official Site
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/12yearsaslave/
Director
Steve McQueen
Producer
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Anthony Katagas, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Bill Pohlad
Screenwriter
John Ridley

"12 Years a Slave" is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.