TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE
USA/Great Britain 2013. D: Steve McQueen
Cast: Chiwetel Ejofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender. 134 mins.
Oscar®-winning film drama from 2013, depicting the abduction of a black man born a free man and his liberation after twelve years of slavery in the southern USA. The film illustrates the absurdity and insanity of slavery, as once Solomon Northup has left the safer north of the country, he seems to have lost all (human) rights simply because of his skin color. Alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in the lead role, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch and Lupita Nyong’o give impressive performances.
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