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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave 15 rating

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender star in Steve McQueen’s fearless, Oscar-winning story of a free man who’s sold into slavery.

Biopic 2013 134 mins

Director: Steve McQueen

Overview

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.