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12 Years a Slave DVD 2013 12 év rabszolgaság / Directed by Steve McQueen / Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano

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12 Years a Slave DVD 2013 12 év rabszolgaság / Directed by Steve McQueen / Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano

UPC 5996514017885



Audio: English 5.1, Hungarian 5.1, Czech 5.1

Subtitle: Hungarian, English HOH, Czech, Czech HOH, Romanian

Total Runtime: 129 minutes


English Summary:

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 biographical period-drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. by two conmen in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup was put to work on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before being released. The first scholarly edition of Northup's memoir, co-edited in 1968 by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate.[4] Other characters in the film were also real people, including Edwin and Mary Epps, and Patsey.

Solomon Northup is a free African-American man in 1841, working as a violinist and living with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, New York. Two white men, Brown and Hamilton, offer him short-term employment as a musician if he will travel with them to Washington, D.C.; however, once they have arrived, they drug Northup and deliver him to a slave pen run by a man named Burch. Northup proclaims that he is a free man, only to be savagely beaten with a wooden paddle and then a leather strap.

Northup is shipped to New Orleans along with other captive African-Americans. He is told by the others that if he wants to survive in the South, he must adapt to being a slave and not tell anyone he is a free man. A slave trader named Theophilus Freeman gives Northup the identity of "Platt", a runaway slave from Georgia, and sells him to plantation owner William Ford. Ford takes a liking to Northup and gives him a violin. A growing tension between Northup and plantation carpenter John Tibeats finally breaks as Tibeats tries to beat Northup. Northup snaps and beats Tibeats with his hands before beating him with his own whip. Tibeats and his group try to hang Northup, but they are not successful. Northup is left on tiptoes with the noose around his neck for hours before Ford arrives and cuts Northup down. To save Northup's life, Ford sells him to another slave owner named Edwin Epps. In the process, Northup attempts to explain that he is actually a free man, but Ford tells him he is too afraid and that he cannot help him.


Hungarian Summary:

A film egy fekete férfi, Solomon Northup igaz történetén alapul, aki szabadnak született, de miután egy meggyőző ajánlattal Washingtonba csábították, eladták Louisianába rabszolgának egy kegyetlen ültetvényesnek. Northup 12 évig szenvedett fogságban szabadulásáig.


Cast / Szereplők:

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup / Platt
  • Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps
  • Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey
  • Sarah Paulson as Mary Epps
  • Paul Dano as John Tibeats
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as William Ford
  • Alfre Woodard as Mistress Harriet Shaw
  • Brad Pitt as Samuel Bass
  • Adepero Oduye as Eliza
  • Garret Dillahunt as Armsby
  • Scoot McNairy as Merrill Brown
  • Taran Killam as Abram Hamilton
  • Christopher Berry as James H. Burch
  • Chris Chalk as Clemens Ray
  • Rob Steinberg as Mr. Parker
  • Paul Giamatti as Theophilus Freeman
  • Michael K. Williams as Robert
  • Bryan Batt as Judge Turner
  • Bill Camp as Ebenezer Radburn
  • Tom Proctor as Biddee
  • Jay Huguley as Sheriff
  • Storm Reid as Emily
  • Quvenzhané Wallis as Margaret Northup
  • Dwight Henry as Uncle Abram


Directed by Steve McQueen
Produced by
  • Brad Pitt
  • Dede Gardner
  • Jeremy Kleiner
  • Bill Pohlad
  • Steve McQueen
  • Arnon Milchan
  • Anthony Katagas
Screenplay by John Ridley
Based on Twelve Years a Slave
by Solomon Northup
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Paul Dano
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Lupita Nyong'o
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Brad Pitt
  • Alfre Woodard
Music by Hans Zimmer
Cinematography Sean Bobbitt
Edited by Joe Walker
  • Regency Enterprises
  • River Road Entertainment
  • Plan B Entertainment
  • New Regency Productions
  • Film4 Productions
Distributed by
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
    (North America)
  • Entertainment One Films
    (United Kingdom and Ireland)
  • Summit Entertainment
Release date
  • August 30, 2013 (Telluride Film Festival)
  • November 8, 2013 (United States)
  • January 10, 2014 (United Kingdom)
Running time
129 minutes
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Language English

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