12 Years a Slave

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.
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Credits

Director:

  • Steve McQueen

Cast:

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Paul Dano
  • Garret Dillahunt
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Scoot McNairy
  • Lupita Nyong'o
  • Adepero Oduye
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Brad Pitt
  • Michael Williams
  • Alfre Woodard
  • Chris Chalk
  • Taran Killam
  • Bill Camp
  • Kelsey Scott
  • QuvenzhanĂ© Wallis
  • Cameron Zeigler

Producers:

  • Brad Pitt
  • Dede Gardner
  • Jeremy Kleiner
  • Bill Pohlad
  • Steve McQueen
  • Arnon Milchan
  • Anthony Katagas
  • John Ridley
  • Tessa Ross

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