12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Genres - Biography, Drama, History  |   Sub-Genres - African- Biographical Dramas, Biographical Film  |   Release Date - Oct 18, 2013  |   Run Time - 134 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before his release. The first scholarly edition of Northup's memoir, co-edited in 1968 by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate. Other characters in the film were also real people, including Edwin and Mary Epps, and Patsey.

The film was directed by Steve McQueen. The screenplay was written by John Ridley. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup. Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard are all featured in supporting roles. Principal photography took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 27 to August 13, 2012. The locations used were four historic antebellum plantations: Felicity, Bocage, Destrehan, and Magnolia. Of the four, Magnolia is nearest to the actual plantation where Northup was held.

12 Years a Slave received widespread critical acclaim, and was named the best film of 2013 by several media outlets. It proved to be a box office success, earning over $187 million on a production budget of $22 million. The film won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Nyong'o, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ridley. The Best Picture win made McQueen the first black producer ever to have received the award and the first black director to have directed a Best Picture winner. The film was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts recognized it with the Best Film and the Best Actor award for Ejiofor.

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Budget

$20,000,000

Box Office

$187,733,202

Themes

Tags

19th Century, Abolitionist, Cotton, Film Based On Books, Kidnapping, Physical Abuse, Plantation, Slave Owner, Slavery, Sold Into Slavery, Spiritual/Religious, True Stories, Whip

Attributes

Filming Location: New Orleans
Narrative Location: Louisiana, New York City
Subject: racism, slavery in the United States

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12 aastat orjana
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12 ani de sclavie
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12 anni schiavo
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12 años de esclavitud
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12 Anos de Escravidão
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12 años esclavo
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12 Anos Escravo
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12 év rabszolgaság
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12 gadi verdzībā
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12 godina robovanja
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12 godina ropstva
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12 let suženj
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12 let v řetězech
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12 Năm Nô Lệ
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12 rokov otrokom
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12 Sal bardegi
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12 Shanim shel avdout
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12 vergovės metų
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12 vuotta orjana
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12 Years a Slave
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12 yil qullikda
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12 Yıllık Esaret
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12 χρόνια σκλάβος
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12 година ропства
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12 години в робство
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12 лет рабства
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12 років рабства
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Esclave pendant douze ans
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La véritable histoire extraordinaire de Solomon Northup
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Plot aek Khon Yam Khon
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Sore Demo Yoru Ha Akeru
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Twelve Years A Slave
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Zniewolony
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دوازده سال بردگی
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それでも夜は明ける
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为奴12年
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为奴十二年
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自由之心
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被奪走的12年
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被奪走的十二年
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노예 12년
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