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.
Of the seven titles directed by Steve McQueen through July 2013, this movie is the first which does not have a one-word title.
Alright now, y'all fresh niggers. Y'all gonna be in the cuttin' gang.
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.
$923,715 (USA) (20 October 2013)
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