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12 Years a Slave
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12 Years a Slave

2013 . Drama, History . 2h 14m

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700K total

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About the movie

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.

Rated:

R

Language:

English

Release:

18 Oct 2013

Original Title:

12 Years a Slave

Genres:

Drama, History

Length:

2h 14m

Produced By:

River Road, New Regency Pictures, Plan B Entertainment

Budget:

$20,000,000

Box Office Sales:

$187,000,000

Awards:

Won 3 Oscars. 242 wins & 337 nominations total

Keywords:

slavery, plantation, based on memoir or autobiography, violin player, physical abuse, black slave, usa history, slave owner, 19th century, sold into slavery, abolitionist, abuse of power, african american history

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Reviews

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DP Singh Dhillon

3 years ago

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Watched this a couple of days ago. Such a marvellous piece of work showing the real face if humanity. Give the goosebumps through out the movie

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Vitaly Yadreuski

2 years ago

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Great movie with an important historical message. Can be quite shocking for someone.

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ლუკა კილაძე

4 weeks ago

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I think this movie handled one of the most sensitive topics in one of the most beautiful way possible, this beauty mostly is shown by acting, in this movie we can see really great acting from every single actor that is on screen, they make every character that much better and they are written greatly. All of those characters have interesting personalities, antagonist or protagonist they bring so much to the story. And about the script, it is really interesting, nothing is written for filler and nothing is missing. But I think this movie can be little to heavy to watch, some might not even finish it, but whoever decides to watch it, will going to have a one of the greatest experience ever.

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Василій Мухін

4 months ago

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Обожнюю усі стрічки цього режисера, і дана картина не стала виключенням. Особисто я, як біла людина, не можу оцінити реалістичність або актуальність зображених подій, але з драматичної точки зору дуже прекрасна картина яка заслуговує усіх нагород та схвалень критиків. Так, в неї немає якогось оригінального, з підковиркою єлементу, але на мою думку це тільки краще зображує буденність рабства та дискримінації чорношкірих в США. Рекомендую до перегляду хоча б з освітньою метою.

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Albana Brahimaj

7 months ago

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I just finished watching it and I have no words. I wish I could express through words how much I loved it and the reasons why I did but I have to process all of it first. The movie talks about Solomon Northup, an Afro American violinist who suddenly found himself among other people with his same complexion and becomes a slave for 12 years. The story is impeccable and please prepare some handkerchiefs because you’ll need them. It’s raw and honest and it shows the reality of slavery to all of us who unfortunately rarely talk about it.

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Rebecka Almgren

9 months ago

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It’s very graphic, but it really highlights EVERYTHING. It feels like nothing is left out and feels very real and horrible. Such an important movie to show especially in schools!

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Dylan Moore

10 months ago

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Such a moving film. Wonderfully acted and just brutal in its telling

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T M

11 months ago

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Amazing movie.!! This a recommend for everyone literally great acting 2

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Hannah Warnke

1 year ago

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this film really gives you a pretty harsh view on the past of the american slavery…

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Michael Thompson

1 year ago

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Striking, riveting and poignantly true. The power held in scenes throughout the film, definitely opens minds to a hurtful past. Not for the faint hearted yet still kept me engaged all the way through.

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Henry Lewington

2 years ago

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A brutal and hard hitting yet brilliant film, a must watch for everyone

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Audrey Cartwright

2 years ago

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Very sad but also shows the beauty of humanity in a time where people treated others as less than. A reminder to never forget

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Bruce Jacobs

2 years ago

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Very emotional true story. Excellent directing.😇

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Subscribe For No Reason

2 years ago

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Acting and story was amazing. Must watch movie.

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2 years ago

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🏆 Winner of Best Motion Picture (Drama) 2013

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Tanja Juel

3 years ago

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Ganske enkelt fantastisk!

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The Oscars image

3 years ago

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🏆 Best Picture 2013

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Uche F. Okpara

1 year ago

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Perfect movie.

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Emil Dithmer Schultz

1 year ago

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Just brilliant.

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Jake Phil

1 year ago

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