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12 Years a Slave

Biography, Drama, History 2h 14m 2014

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.

“Visceral, vital and anchored by its earnest performances, this is a potent portrait of a shameful historical truth.” ~TOTAL FILM

Director

Steve McQueen

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Countries

USA, UK

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