12 years a slave

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Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.
The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom.
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auth_author2 Bobbitt, Sean,, Chalk, Chris, Cumberbatch, Benedict, 1976-, Dano, Paul, 1984-, Dillahunt, Garret, 1964-, Ejiofor, Chiwetel, 1977-, Fassbender, Michael, 1977-, Gardner, Dede,, Giamatti, Paul,, Katagas, Anthony,, Kleiner, Jeremy,, McNairy, Scoot,, McQueen, Steve, 1969-, Milchan, Arnon,, Norris, Patricia,, Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?, Nyong'o, Lupita,, Oduye, Adepero,, Paulson, Sarah, 1974-, Pitt, Brad, 1963-, Pohlad, William,, Ridley, John, 1965-, Ross, Tessa,, Stockhausen, Adam,, Walker, Joe,, Williams, Michael Kenneth,, Woodard, Alfre, 1953-, Zimmer, Hans,
author2-role Bobbitt, Sean,director of photography., Chalk, Chrisactor., Cumberbatch, Benedict,1976-actor., Dano, Paul,1984-actor., Dillahunt, Garret,1964-actor., Ejiofor, Chiwetel,1977-actor., Fassbender, Michael,1977-actor., FilmFour (Firm),production company., Fox Searchlight Pictures,production company., Gardner, Dede,film producer., Giamatti, Paul,actor., Katagas, Anthony,film producer., Kleiner, Jeremy,film producer., McNairy, Scoot,actor., McQueen, Steve,1969-film director,film producer., Milchan, Arnon,film producer., New Regency (Firm),production company., Norris, Patricia,costume designer., Northup, Solomon,1808-1863?Twelve years a slave., Nyong'o, Lupita,actor., Oduye, Adepero,actor., Paulson, Sarah,1974-actor., Pitt, Brad,1963-film producer,actor., Plan B (Firm),production company., Pohlad, William,film producer., Regency Enterprises,presenter., Ridley, John,1965-screenwriter,film producer., River Road Entertainment (Firm),presenter,production company., Ross, Tessa,film producer., Stockhausen, Adam,production designer., Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,film distributor., Walker, Joe,editor of moving image work., Williams, Michael Kenneth,actor., Woodard, Alfre,1953-actor., Zimmer, Hans,composer.
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display_description Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope. The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom.
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subject_facet , African Americans, African Americans -- Drama, Biographical films, Drama, Feature films, Fiction films, Film adaptations, Historical films, Kidnapping -- United States -- Drama, Louisiana, Northup, Solomon, -- 1808-1863?, Northup, Solomon, -- 1808-1863? -- Drama, Plantation life, Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama, Slavery, Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama, Slaves, Slaves -- United States -- Drama, United States, Video recordings -- for people with visual disabilities, Video recordings -- for the hearing impaired, Video recordings for people with visual disabilities, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display 12 years a slave
title_full 12 years a slave / Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production ; in association with Film4 ; a film by Steve McQueen
title_short 12 years a slave
topic_facet African Americans, History, Kidnapping, Northup, Solomon, Plantation life, Slavery, Slaves
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