12 Years a Slave (2013)136 Seeds 57 Peers
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Facing Cruelty (personified by a malicious slave owner, played by Michael Fassbender), and unexpected kindness, do not fight Solomon to survive, but only to preserve their dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, the Solomons chance meeting with a Canadian champion (Brad Pitt) forever change his life.