12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave(2013)

Storyline:Saratoga, New York, mid-19th century: The free African-American Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) lives a simple but happy life. He earns his money as a violinist. Two strangers engage the musician for an evening performance and then invite him for a drink. When Solomon awakens the next morning, he is in chains and is soon put on a slave ship in the direction of Louisiana - any resistance is useless. He is sold and has to work under inhumane conditions as a slave for several "masters" - especially the cruel plantation owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) makes his life hell. In the course of his sheer endless imprisonment, Solomon becomes more and more aware that if he ever wants to see his family again, he has to resort to extraordinary means. When, in the twelfth year of his martyrdom, he finally encounters the slavery opponent Bass (Brad Pitt), his life takes another dramatic turn ...

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