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Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty personified by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.Written by
Brad Pitt was criticised for casting himself in a brief heroic role. Pitt claimed that he did not insist on being cast in the part, and it was easier to secure funding for the picture if he was in it. See more »
When "Platt" is explaining how to bring the logs down the river, the overseer scornfully asks him where he became an expert in engineering and "terraforming." This a word coined by science fiction author Jack Williamson in 1942, almost exactly 100 years after the scene takes place. See more »
Alright now, y'all fresh niggers. Y'all gonna be in the cuttin' gang.
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Story of widespread violence and sadism, not historical facts
Story of violence and sadism, which does not reflect historical reality. No one except a few sadists could live like this. In a claustrophobic environment flooded with blood and death. All day and every hour masters at home and their slaves crying and screaming in pain. Every scene the same is weary (heavy).
That was not normal, despite the existence of slavery. The first time I saw it, I qualified with a 7 but it was not one to save in the library. The second time I found it worse. Now is a 4.
I'm tired of gratuitous violence in movies. Violence in TV or cinema begets violence in real people. So I don't like this movie.
Good acting, good sticks. Good movie as propaganda against slavery but Not a movie to watch more than once.
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