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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
  • 2013
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steve McQueen
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender
  • UK release: 10 January 2014

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. McQueen's third feature (and follow-up to Shame) features a stellar cast.

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12 Years a Slave

12 Dec 20135 stars

Steve McQueen's latest is a powerful, essential drama that eschews sentimentality

In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free man living in New York state, was drugged, imprisoned and sold into slavery. After his release in 1853 he wrote a memoir detailing the 12 harrowing years he spent incarcerated. Steve McQueen’s (Hunger, Shame) film…

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