The Resource 12 years a slave, director, Steve McQueen ; starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 years a slave, director, Steve McQueen ; starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

Label
12 years a slave
Title
12 years a slave
Statement of responsibility
director, Steve McQueen ; starring Chiwetel Ejiofor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning historical slave-narrative drama directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film follows the experience of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), an African-American living with a wife and two children in Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery by men claiming to offer him work as a circus musician. Transported by ship to New Orleans, it isn't long before he is given a new name and sold to William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), a relatively empathetic slave owner. But confrontations with the cruel and violent overseer John Tibeats (Paul Dano) leads to Solomon being passed on by Ford to the extremely abusive and alcoholic planter Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), who rules his slaves with a whip in one hand and a Bible in the other. Believing the only hope of regaining his freedom is to remain passive for the time being, Solomon ceases fighting against the illegitimacy of his situation until salvation is offered to him by a kindly labourer named Bass (Brad Pitt). The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won three including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o). It also won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama and BAFTAs for Best Leading Actor (Ejiofor) and Best Film. Based on the book by Solomon Northup
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
BBFC code: 15
PerformerNote
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Kelsey Scott, Scoot McNairy, Taran Killam, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong'o
Label
12 years a slave, director, Steve McQueen ; starring Chiwetel Ejiofor
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
mm00207882
Extent
1 dvd (134 min.).
Other control number
5030305517229
Publisher number
EO51722D
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00207882
System details
DVD
Label
12 years a slave, director, Steve McQueen ; starring Chiwetel Ejiofor
Publication
Control code
mm00207882
Extent
1 dvd (134 min.).
Other control number
5030305517229
Publisher number
EO51722D
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00207882
System details
DVD

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