12 Years a Slave 2013 Film | Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup

Updated: Mar 12



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About 12 Years a Slave


Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): 12 Anos de Escravidão, دوازده سال بردگی, 노예 12년, 12 години в робство, La véritable histoire extraordinaire de Solomon Northup, 12 años de esclavitud, 12 let v řetězech, 12 Años de Esclavitud


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12 Years a Slave plot from IMDb: "In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery."


The trailer can be found online.


Cast and Characters:

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup / Platt

Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps

Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey

Sarah Paulson as Mary Epps

Paul Dano as John Tibeats

Benedict Cumberbatch as William Ford

Alfre Woodard as Mistress Harriet Shaw

Brad Pitt as Samuel Bass

Adepero Oduye as Eliza

Garret Dillahunt as Armsby

Scoot McNairy as Merrill Brown

Taran Killam as Abram Hamilton

Christopher Berry as James H. Birch

Chris Chalk as Clemens Ray

Rob Steinberg as Mr. Parker

Paul Giamatti as Theophilus Freeman

Michael K. Williams as Robert

Bryan Batt as Judge Turner

Bill Camp as Ebenezer Radburn

Tom Proctor as Biddee

Jay Huguley as Sheriff

Storm Reid as Emily

Quvenzhané Wallis as Margaret Northup

Dwight Henry as Uncle Abram


Directed by Steve McQueen

Screenplay by John Ridley

Based on Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas

Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt

Edited by Joe Walker

Music by Hans Zimmer

Production companies: Regency Enterprises, River Road Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Productions, Film4 Productions

Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures (North America), Entertainment One Films (United Kingdom and Ireland), Summit Entertainment (International)

Release date: August 30, 2013 (Telluride Film Festival), November 8, 2013 (United States), January 10, 2014 (United Kingdom)

Running time: 134 minutes

Budget: $20–22 million

Box office: $187.7 million