12 Years a Slave

A riveting account of a free black man sold into brutal slavery and the inspiring story of his desperate struggle to return home to his family.

Twelve Years a Slave
United Kingdom, United States 2013
  • Czech
134 min.
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  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.
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Based on a true story, 12 Years a Slave is a riveting account of a free black man kidnapped and sold into brutal slavery in mid-1850s Louisiana, and the inspiring story of his desperate struggle to return home to his family. Solomon Northup, an educated black man with a gift for music, lives with his wife and children in New York. One day he awakens to find he has been drugged and being shipped to the South as a slave. Refusing to abandon hope, Solomon watches helplessly as those around him succumb to violence, crushing emotional abuse and hopelessness.

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Credits
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Based on: Solomon Northup
Screenplay: John Ridley
Camera: Sean Bobbitt
Music: Hans Zimmer
Editing: Joe Walker
Design: Adam Stockhausen
Production: Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
Actors: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti
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  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

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