R | | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
3 November 2013 | parallel_projection
9 | A disturbing but powerful portrayal of slavery in America
Directed by Steve McQueen and staring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict CUmberbatch, newcomer Lupita Nyong...
Steve McQueen disclosed on The Colbert Report (2005) that when Solomon Northup's autobiography, "12 Years a Slave," was first published in 1853, it sold terribly due to other, more popular books released around the same time. He also said that the interest that the film has generated has put the book ... ...
Alright now, y'all fresh niggers. Y'all gonna be in the cuttin' gang.
After Epps has been wallowing through the pig pen, in the next shot his clothes are clean with no evidence that he had fallen.
$923,715 (USA) (18 October 2013)
$56,667,870 (USA) (2 May 2014)
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