12 Years a Slave  (2013)

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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Country United States

Genre Drama, Biography, History

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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. Written by Fox Searchlight

Keywords: whipping, separation from family, torture, social injustice, racism

Genres: Drama, Biography, History

Cast

Brad Pitt Brad Pitt Bass
Brad Pitt Brad Pitt
Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer
Sarah Paulson Sarah Paulson MistressEpps
Alfre Woodard Alfre Woodard MistressShaw
Nico Abondolo Nico Abondolo
Jason Ament Jason Ament Cooke(uncredited)
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Film of the week: 12 Years a Slave
from our February 2014 issue
12 Years a Slave (2013)
“You see, style…” director Steve McQueen reflected during a recent interview. “No, I’m not interested in that.” Form, he insisted, must follow function.
And yet the evidence of his career suggests otherwise. Before he made his first foray into feature filmmaking with Hunger in 2008, McQueen already boasted an impressive reputation as a visual artist, and had long been praised precisely for the virtuosity and vigour of his technique. Indeed, in 1999 he was awarded the Turner Prize on the strength of Drumr...

Source: Sight & Sound

Author: Calum Marsh

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Plot

The movie opens with a group of slaves receiving instruction on cutting sugar cane. A man sits languidly atop a wagon of the raw cane root, idly looking at the labor of the men. The scene shifts to a group of shacks. The slaves are eating. Solomon Northup notices the dark juice of blackberries and is inspired to create ink and a quill. Unfortunately, the scheme fails. The juice is too thin. Later, in the crowded slave quarters, a female stirs in her sleep and advances on Northup sexually, using his hand for release. Solomon flashes back to happier times with his wife and children and the title card flashes.

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  • sv.wikipedia.org    12 Years a Slave – Wikipedia

    12 Years a Slave är en amerikansk-brittisk dramafilm från 2013 i regi av Steve McQueen och med manus av John Ridley. Filmen är baserad på självbiografin Twelve ...

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    Watch video · Directed by Steve McQueen. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt. In the antebellum United States, Solomon …

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  • en.wikipedia.org    12 Years a Slave (film) - Wikipedia

    12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State ...

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    12 years a slave. Drama från 2013 av Steve McQueen (II) med Chiwetel Ejiofor och Michael Fassbender.

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Languages: English

Release Date: 30 Aug 2013 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more