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12 Years a Slave DVD

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From acclaimed director Steve McQueen comes the incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. It is 1841 and Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play In pre-Civil War America Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) a free black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner and torn from his family this film tell his heartbreaking twelve year odyssey Support from Michael Fassbender (2014 Oscar nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture) Lupita Nyong&39;o (2014 Oscar nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture) and Benedict Cumberbatch Director Steve McQueen (2014 Oscar Nominated Best Achievement in Directing) Technical Details Runtime 2hr14 Cert 15 Region 2 Subtitles English

Award-winning historical slave-narrative drama directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film follows the experience of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), an African-American living with a wife and two children in Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery by men claiming to offer him work as a circus musician. Transported by ship to New Orleans, it isn't long before he is given a new name and sold to William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), a relatively empathetic slave owner. But confrontations with the cruel and violent overseer John Tibeats (Paul Dano) leads to Solomon being passed on by Ford to the extremely abusive and alcoholic planter Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), who rules his slaves with a whip in one hand and a Bible in the other. Believing the only hope of regaining his freedom is to remain passive for the time being, Solomon ceases fighting against the illegitimacy of his situation until salvation is offered to him by a kindly labourer named Bass (Brad Pitt). The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won three including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o). It also won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama and BAFTAs for Best Leading Actor (Ejiofor) and Best Film.

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