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.

GENRES:  Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Steve McQueen

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender Edwin Epps
Lupita Nyong'o Patsey
Dickie Gravois Overseer
Sarah Paulson Mistress Epps
Paul Dano John Tibeats
Brad Pitt Bass
Benedict Cumberbatch Ford
Garret Dillahunt Armsby
Michael Kenneth Williams Robert
Scoot McNairy Brown
Paul Giamatti Freeman

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