12 Years a Slave


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Release Date:
December 9th, 2013
January 10th, 2014
Plan B Entertainment
Summit Entertainment
River Road Entertainment
Irish Distributor: TBC
Twitter: 12yearsbook‎
Facebook: 12YearsASlave
Run Time: TBC
Synopsis: 12 Years a Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) 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 (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.


Could be good

Steve McQueen is an exceptional filmmaker. Chiwetel Ejiofer is a very talented actor. The supporting cast is extraordinary.

Could be bad

Screenwriter John Ridley's last film was the really rather poor Red Tails. As good as Chiwetel is he may be a gamble and get lost in such a star strewn film.

What we expect

Oscar-baiting at its finest as Shame director Steve McQueen brings us a historical drama packed to the gills with stars, which will be beautifully framed by extraordinary cinematographer Sean Bobbitt and scored by the legendary Hans Zimmer.

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