12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

  • R
  • 134 min
  • USA, UK
  • biography, drama, history
7.5/10

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen

Writer: John Ridley

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

  • R
  • 134 min
  • USA, UK
  • biography, drama, history
7.5/10

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen

Writer: John Ridley

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano

Won 2014 BAFTA Award for Best Film


It's far from comfortable viewing, but 12 Years a Slave's unflinchingly brutal look at American slavery is also brilliant -- and quite possibly essential -- cinema.

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Main Cast


Content


Tagline: The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup

Genres: biography, drama, history

Keywords: whip, kidnapping, slavery, plantation, night shift, violin player, physical abuse, cotton, slave owner, 19th century, sold into slavery, abolitionist

Categories: slavery, plantation owner, slave trader, whipping, racism, kidnapping, human trafficking, cotton field

Certificate: R

Crew


Producer: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt, Anthony Katagas, Arnon Milchan, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen

Editor: Joe Walker

Casting: Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis

Director of photography: Sean Bobbitt

Original music composer: Hans Zimmer

Costume design: Patricia Norris

Executive producer: John Ridley, Tessa Ross

Production design: Adam Stockhausen

Details


Runtime: 134 min

Country: USA, UK

Language: English

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color