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
"Chiwetel Ejiofor brilliantly plays Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery." - www.usatoday.com
"A musician is drugged, kidnapped and sold to a ring of human traffickers. Director Steve McQueen uses his considerable skills to chain us to that man. Then he drops him and us into a pitiless chamber of horrors that would be unimaginable if it didn't acutely define the American slave trade." - www.rollingstone.com