The incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty, personified by a malevolent slave owner (Michael Fassbender), 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 (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
Brad Pitt,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Benedict Cumberbatch,Michael Fassbender
Steve McQueen (Dir)
"Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," based on the true story of Solomon Northup, drives straight to the heart of the cruelties of oppression." - www.nytimes.com
"Steve McQueen wanted to tell a story about American slavery in a way that would enable the audience to closely relate to the central character of a slave; so he thought he would make up a scenario in which a free black man in pre-Civil War America is kidnapped and sold into slavery." - www.urbancinefile.com.au
"Brad Pitt, one of the film's producers, plays the role of a Canadian abolitionist, who believes in justice." - www.urbancinefile.com.au