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12 Years a Slave

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also found unexpected kindness from another, as he struggled continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changed Solomon's life forever.
  • Genres: Biography, Historical drama
  • Running Time: 134 minutes
  • Release Date: Friday, January 17, 2014
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: R [ Brief Sexuality, Some Nudity, Violence/Cruelty ]
  • Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor [Solomon Northup], Michael Fassbender [Edwin Epps], Benedict Cumberbatch [William Ford], Paul Dano [Tibeats], Garret Dillahunt [Armsby], Paul Giamatti [Theophilus Freeman], Scoot McNairy [Brown], Lupita Nyong'o [Patsey], Adepero Oduye [Eliza], Sarah Paulson [Mistress Epps], Brad Pitt [Bass], Michael Williams [Robert], Alfre Woodard [Mistress Shaw], Chris Chalk [Clemens], Taran Killam [Hamilton], Bill Camp [Radburn], Kelsey Scott [Anne Northup], QuvenzhanĂ© Wallis [Margaret Northup], Cameron Zeigler [Alonzo Northup]
  • Directed by: Steve McQueen [Director], John Ridley [Screenwriter], Brad Pitt [Producer], Dede Gardner [Producer], Jeremy Kleiner [Producer], Bill Pohlad [Producer], Steve McQueen [Producer], Arnon Milchan [Producer], Anthony Katagas [Producer], John Ridley [Executive Producer], Tessa Ross [Executive Producer], Hans Zimmer [Original Music], Sean Bobbitt [Cinematographer], Joe Walker [Film Editor], Francine Maisler [Casting], Adam Stockhausen [Production Design], David Stein [Art Director], Alice Baker [Set Decoration], Patricia Norris [Costume Designer]
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