12 Years a Slave Movie

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12 Years a Slave


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2013 | R | Drama Adaptation

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 ow... full plot below

U.S. Release Date

12 Years a Slave release date was Friday, October 18, 2013. This was a Limited in theaters release.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Directed by

Steve McQueen

Screenwriter

Steve McQueen
John Ridley

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Rating MPAA

R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality

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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.
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Shooting Locations

  • June 2012: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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