Release Date
8 Nov 2013
MPAA Rating
R
Runtime
134 min
Genres
Biography, Drama, History

12 Years a Slave

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty personified by a malevolent slave owner, 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 will forever alter his life.

Director

Steve McQueen

Writers

John Ridley (screenplay), Solomon Northup (based on "Twelve Years a Slave" by)

Cast

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Bryan Batt

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