12 years a slave

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12 years a slave
2014
Corporate Authors: 
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Place Published: 
Beverly Hills, California
Publisher: 
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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Description: 
1 videodisc (approximately 134 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: 
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Based on the book Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup.
Extras: The team; The score; Sneak peek.
Director of photography, Sean Bobbitt ; production designer, Adam Stockhausen ; editor, Joe Walker ; costume designer, Patricia Norris ; music by Hans Zimmer.
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.
MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.
Author: 
Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production ; in association with Film4 ; a film by Steve McQueen
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