12 Years a Slave

Based on an incredible true story of one man&#39s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, <a href="/name/nm1185849?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Solomon Northup</a> (<a href="/name/nm0252230?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Chiwetel Ejiofor</a>), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by <a href="/name/nm1055413?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Michael Fassbender</a>), 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&#39s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (<a href="/name/nm0000093?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Brad Pitt</a>) will forever alter his life.