12 Years a Slave (HBO)

The 2013 Oscar(R)-winning Best Picture about a free black man in 1841 who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.

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About This Movie

Winner of the Oscar(R) for 2013 Best Picture, this fact-based drama provides an unflinching depiction of American slavery like no other film before. Based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, the film details the story of the free black man from the North who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841, spending 12 years suffering at the hands of cruel Southern plantation owners.

Cast and Crew

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard

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