12 Years a Slave (30-Aug-2013)|
Director: Steve McQueen
Writer: John Ridley
Based on a book: Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Keywords: Drama, Biography
Biographical drama tells the story of an antebellum-era free black man's abduction and sale into slavery.
Solomon Northup, a free black man from Saratoga Springs, New York, is lured to Washington, D.C. in 1841 with promises of a tantalizing job offer and subsequently abducted. Sold into slavery, Northup is forced to work on a Louisiana plantation for twelve years until a chance encounter with a white abolitionist from Canada leads to his freedom after New York state officials decide to intervene. Won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay; nominated for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design.
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