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12 Years a Slave

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12 Years a Slave

Release Date: October 18, 2013

Year    :   2013
Slogan    :   «The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   New Regency Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, River Road Entertainment, Regency Enterprises, Film4 Productions
Director    :   Steve McQueen
Producers    :   Brad Pitt, Arnon Milchan, Tessa Ross, Francine Maisler, Dede Gardner, Bill Pohlad, John Ridley, Anthony Katagas, Steve McQueen, Jeremy Kleiner, Meagan Lewis, M. Gerard Sellers, Alissa M. Kantrow
Writers    :   John Ridley, Solomon Northup
RunTime    :   134 mins.
Budget    :   20000000
Revenue    :   187000000

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.




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