12 Years a Slave (2013)

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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.


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  • Paul Dano and Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Alfre Woodard and Lupita Nyong'o at an event for 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Lupita Nyong'o in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

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Trivia

In order to better portray an alcoholic, Michael Fassbender had his makeup artist paint his mustache with alcohol so that the other actors would react naturally to the smell, as they would to a man who had been drinking heavily.


Quotes

Overseer: Alright now, y'all fresh niggers. Y'all gonna be in the cuttin' gang.


Goofs

When Solomon Northup was playing the violin in the early scenes, the violin strings were made from synthetic material. The material at the time would have been catgut.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Biography | Drama | History

Details

Release Date:

8 November 2013

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$923,715 (USA) (20 October 2013)

Gross:

$56,671,993 (USA)

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