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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Release: 18 October 2013

The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup

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Summary
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty 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 will forever alter his life.
Facts
Status: Released
Budget: $20 million
Revenue: $187 million
Runtime: 134 mins
Original Language: English
Genres
  • Drama
  • History
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Production Countries
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
Tags
  • Slavery
  • Plantation
  • Based on memoir or autobiography
  • Violin player
  • Physical abuse
  • Black slave
  • American history
  • Slave owner
  • 19th century
  • Sold into slavery
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