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12-Years-A-Slave-KA Rating 5 out of 5

Director

  • Steve McQueen

Cast

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Paul Dano

Synopsis

British director Steve McQueen's devastating indictment of the American slave trade is told through the eyes of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), an educated free man who is shanghaied into a life of vicious servitude in the South. Michael Fassbender chills as the plantation owner who spouts the Old Testament while inflicting unbearable cruelties and Lupita Nyong'o shines as the slave girl who becomes the object of his sex obsession. Relentless and heartbreaking, it's the most powerful film of the year.

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