12 Years a Slave (anglicky)
12 Years a Slave (anglicky) (Northup Solomon):
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The fantastic film adaptation of 12 Years a Slave directed by Steve McQueen, starring Chiwetel, Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch is the winner of the People's Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hitting UK cinemas 18th October 2013!
Tricked by two men offering him a job as a musician in New York State in 1841, Solomon Northup was drugged and kidnapped. His life in jeopardy, he was forced to assume a new name and fake past. Taken to Louisiana on a disease-ridden plague ship, he was initially sold to a cotton planter.
In the twelve years that follow he is sold to many different owners who treat him with varying levels of savagery; forced labour, scant food and numerous beatings are his regular fare. Against all odds, Northup eventually succeeds in contacting a sympathetic party and manages to get word to his family. The ensuing rescue and legal cases are no less shocking and intriguing than the rest of the tale.