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
Twentieth Century Fox domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson fired back Thursday morning at the head of the National Assn. of Theater Owners John Fithian, who made waves earlier this week when he said he purposefully avoided seeing Fox Searchlight’s “ 12 Years a Slave ” in a theater. “We are excited to offer everything from intense epic adventures to equally thrilling comedies to intense dramas — all of which are films that are meant to be seen in the best possible venue, your cinemas,” Aronson said at the beginning of Fox’s CinemaCon slate presentation. “That includes movies that win the Oscar for best picture like ’12 Years a Slave,’” he added, drawing cheers and applause from the audience. On Tuesday, Fithian said during his industry keynote address that “12 Years” was the only film nominated for the Oscar best picture that he did not see in the theaters, citing the film’s intensity as the primary reason.
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