12 Years a Slave (2013)

posted by admin, November 9, 2013 @ 5:11 am

Movie: 12 Years a Slave

  • Director: Steve McQueen
  • Writers: John Ridley, Solomon Northup
  • Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender
  • Release Date: November 01, 2013
  • Run Time: 134 min
  • Genre: Biography, Drama, History

The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup

The film is based on the real story of Solomon Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man living in New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery in Louisiana. As the film begins, we are exposed to his talent as a musician (he plays the violin) and get a glimpse of the life he leads with his wife and two children. All is well until he meets two men who seem taken by his music and want to bring him along with them so he can play at various events. When Solomon wakes up in chains, his dark journey starts and the film never lets you take a break.

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