12 Years A Slave is the must see movie for historical drama fans and lovers of quality film. With powerful themes –slavery, the fight for freedom and civil rights, 12 Years A Slave is a deeply moving, triumphant tale of courage and perseverance and is a hot awards contender.
Based on the autobiography, Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup published in 1853, 12 Year A Slave tells the 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) will forever alter his life.