12 Years a Slave
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, 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 will forever alter his life.
Cast:Paul Giamatti; Benedict Cumberbatch; Scott McNairy; Michael Fassbender; Sarah Paulson; Garrett Dillahunt; Lupita Nyong'o; Adepero Oduye; Chiwetel Ejiofor; Paul Dano
Directed by:Steve McQueen
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