Aka: Twelve Years a Slave
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), 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 (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
Critic Consensus :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.
The mood of 12 Years a Slave is disturbing, bleak, and emotional. The plot centers around racism, injustice, and imprisonment or confinement. It is a drama, period, and historical movie. Stylistically, 12 Years a Slave is epic and stars an ensemble cast. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The setting is New Orleans. 12 Years a Slave happens in the 19th century. It is originally a true story and based on a book. The movie is known for being a Golden Globe winner and critically acclaimed. Note that 12 Years a Slave includes nudity, sexual content, and violent content.
Noord-Amerika negentiende eeuw. Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), een ontwikkelde zwarte man met een talent voor muziek, woont met zijn vrouw en kinderen in Saratoga, New York. Op een dag wordt hij ontvoerd en verkocht als slaaf. Niemand luistert naar Solomon wanneer die beweert een vrij man te zijn. Terwijl hij de gruwelheden van het leven als een slaaf moet ondergaan, droomt hij van een terugkeer naar huis.
12 Years a Slave News Articles
As 12 Years a Slave is tipped for the Oscars, trafficking's misery continuesIn the opening chapter of Twelve Years a Slave , first published in 1853, the protagonist Solomon Northup , a New York carpenter, violinist and free man – until tricked into brutal bondage – reports modestly: "It has been suggested that the account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public."He was right. Today at the Oscars, the film version of Northup's experience, already garlanded with awards, and directed by Steve McQueen , is nominated in nine categories, including best film, best director and best actor. Last month, at the Baftas, McQueen, a patron of the charity Anti-Slavery International took the opportunity of being presented with the prize of best film to make a point that he may well repeat in Hollywood if he wins today. "There are 21 million people in slavery as we sit here," he told the audience,
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