12 Years a Slave

2013 • 2 h 14 min DramaHistory United States, United Kingdom

Movie. 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 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.

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  • South Africa Netflix South Africa Available since: September 28, 2023 Audio: English [Original] Subtitles: English
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'12 Years a Slave' is rated 15, indicating it is suitable only for viewers aged 15 and over. This rating suggests the movie may contain strong content not appropriate for younger viewers, such as strong violence, strong language, sexual scenes, or drug use.

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