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12 Years A Slave

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12 Years A Slave

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15 Certificate
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129 Mins
Released
2014
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Packshot of 12 Years A Slave
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
129 Mins
Released
2014

Based on a true story. Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a free black man living in New York with his family. One night he is kidnapped by two white men and sold into slavery. As the years pass he is sold from one owner to the next and his freedom slips further away. He is unable to prove his identity or contact his family, and he ends up being bought by a sadistic plantation owner (Michael Fassbender). With Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano and Paul Giamatti. Strong violence, injury detail, sex, nudity and racist terms.

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  • John Ridley

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Days ago I was with my family, in my home. Now you tell me all is lost?

Did you know?

  • This film is an adaptation of the 1853 memoir Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup.
  • Nearly 1,000 costumes were created for this film.
  • Dialect coach Michael Buster used rural audio samples from Mississippi and Louisiana while working with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender for their roles in this film.
  • Director Steve McQueen also directed Shame and Hunger starring Michael Fassbender.

Awards

  • 3 Academy Awards won

    • 2013 Actress in a Supporting Role - Lupita Nyong'o
    • 2013 Best Picture - Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Anthony Katagas
    • 2013 Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - John Ridley
  • 9 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2013 Actor in a Leading Role - Chiwetel Ejiofor
    • 2013 Actor In A Supporting Role - Michael Fassbender
    • 2013 Actress in a Supporting Role - Lupita Nyong'o
    • 2013 Best Picture - Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Anthony Katagas
    • 2013 Costume Design - Patricia Norris
    • 2013 Directing - Steve McQueen
    • 2013 Editing - Joe Walker
    • 2013 Production Design - Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
    • 2013 Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - John Ridley
  • 2 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2013 Film - Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
    • 2013 Leading Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • 10 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2013 Adapted Screenplay - John Ridley
    • 2013 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - Hans Zimmer
    • 2013 Cinematography - Sean Bobbitt
    • 2013 David Lean Award for Direction - Steve McQueen
    • 2013 Editing - Joe Walker
    • 2013 Film - Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
    • 2013 Leading Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor
    • 2013 Production Design - Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
    • 2013 Supporting Actor - Michael Fassbender
    • 2013 Supporting Actress - Lupita Nyong'o
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2014 Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • 7 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2014 Best Director - Motion Picture - Steve McQueen
    • 2014 Best Motion Picture - Drama
    • 2014 Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Hans Zimmer
    • 2014 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Chiwetel Ejiofor
    • 2014 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Michael Fassbender
    • 2014 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Lupita Nyong'o
    • 2014 Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - John Ridley

Box Office

U.K.
£19.88 million
U.S.
$56.44 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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