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12 Years a Slave 2013 15

134 mins USA Director. Steve McQueen

Director Steve McQueen fearlessly confronts cinema's long-untouchable subject with the incredible story of a free man who’s sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the violinist in 1840s New York who is brutally abducted and sold to a demented plantation owner (Michael Fassbender), enduring escalating bouts of violence and a desperate struggle to maintain dignity.

Ejiofor’s superlative performance ensures a sense of hope and humanity amid McQueen’s uncompromising and unrelenting and vision. Winner of Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards and recipient of numerous accolades, 12 Years a Slave is an indelible and unforgettable experience.

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Directed by

Steve McQueen


Chiwetel Ejiofor

Michael Fassbender

Benedict Cumberbatch

Paul Dano

Paul Giamatti

Lupita Nyong'o

Brad Pitt


Biopic Historical drama


Oscars - Best Supporting Role Oscars - Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars - Best Picture Black Star Oscars - Best Leading Role Black British Filmmaking


15 Contains strong violence, injury detail, sex, nudity and racist terms







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