12 Years a Slave
- 2h 13min
- 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 Slave12 Dec 2013
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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