12 Years a Slave (2013)
Director: Steve McQueen
Writers: John Ridley, Solomon Northup
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Byron Bart, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o Sarah Paulson / Brad Pitt / Alfre Woodard
Genre: Drama / Biography / History / Human Nature
Region: US / UK
Released: 2013-11-08 (USA)
Length: 134 minutes
Also known as: 12 Years Stolen (Hong Kong) / Heart of Freedom (Taiwan) / Twelve Years a Slave / Twelve Years a Slave
Rating: IMDB 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 95%
Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor Chiwetel Ejiofor) was originally a free man who made a living playing the violin. He had a wife and two children and lived happily. Unexpectedly, he was deceived by two white men who thought he was an accompaniment to a circus performance, and went to Washington, where he woke up and found himself a black slave. At first he was sold to Mr. Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch played by Benedict Cumberbatch) as a slave on the manor. Soon it was sold to Mr. Epps (Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender), who is known as the “Black Slave Terminator”. He picked cotton day after day on the plantation, and he also witnessed many black slaves. tragedy. Twelve years have passed, and he has never given up hope of returning to a free man until he meets a progressive-thinking person—Mr. Bass (Brad Pitt Brad Pitt), a carpenter. Can Solomon end his slavery?
The film is based on the real life story of Solomon Northup.
“12 Years a Slave” is a 2013 historical drama film directed by Steve McQueen and based on the 1853 memoir “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, and Michael Fassbender.
The story follows Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man living in New York in the 1840s who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. He spends the next 12 years working on plantations in Louisiana, enduring physical and emotional abuse, before finally being able to regain his freedom with the help of a white abolitionist.
The film was praised for its powerful performances, particularly from Ejiofor and Nyong’o, as well as its unflinching portrayal of the brutal realities of slavery. It won multiple awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, and was a commercial success, grossing over $187 million worldwide.