12 Years a Slave (2013)

Director
Steve McQueen

Main cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor; Michael Fassbender; Benedict Cumberbatch; Paul Dano; Paul Giamatti

Genres
Drama, History

Description
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 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.


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