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12 Years A Slave Trailer Online
'I will survive! I will not fall into despair!'

16 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Apple

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12 Years A Slave

We might be in the midst of summer blockbuster season, but there’s always room for a different flavour of film. And what could be better, when looking towards the awards circuit, than a taste of Steve McQueen’s latest project. Enjoy, then, your first proper look at 12 Years A Slave over at Apple.

Based on a painful true story, 12 Years A Slave follows Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), born free in upstate New York and working as a talented musician, who is abducted and sold into slavery.

As he’s carted between different masters (including Benedict Cumberbatch as the lenient William Ford and McQueen regular Michael Fassbender as the cruel Edwin Epps), Solomon tries to stay strong, hoping that he can find someone to help him win his freedom back. Eventually, he meets Canadian abolitionist Bass (Brad Pitt), and things start to change. The poster is also online, and can be seen below. 

With a cast that can only be described as staggeringly good – on top of those listed, there’s Paul Giamatti, Alfre Woodard, Quvenzhane Wallis, Garret Dillahunt, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy and Michael Kenneth Williams, among others – this will definitely one to look out for. We’ll have to wait for the latest film from the man behind Hunger and Shame, though, as it’s not due in UK cinemas until January 24 next year.


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Another film sticking it to Evil Whitey. The slave trade is not as straightforward as is portrayed. When you dig a little deeper, you find out the truth. More

Posted by BenTramer at 03:07 on 17 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: trailer?
L: adam250579 wheres the trailer? its just a poster lol hey linked it in the article... derp ... tp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/12year saslave/]Twelve Years A Slavelick) More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 01:21 on 17 July 2013 | Report This Post

trailer?
wheres the trailer? its just a poster lol More

Posted by adam250579 at 20:02 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post

Completely agree with the Mcqueen comment
All of his stuff has been excellent and this looks fantastic. More

Posted by chris wootton at 11:55 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post

This looks brilliant. More

Posted by Whistler at 10:51 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post

Looks brilliant!
If its even half as good as Shame it will be amazing! Cant wait! More

Posted by guysalisbury at 10:45 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Can't wait ...
L: Nicky C ... in my opinion Steve McQueen is one of the very few British filmmakers worth talking about. greed. I am very eager to see this latest offering from McQueen, as I am a huge admirer of his previous work. He is one of the very few film makers we have that is interested in pure cinema, with a stronger instinct for what makes an arresting image, not surprising, given his installation and video art background. From the trailer, it would seem to be less abstract and styli More

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Can't wait ...
... in my opinion Steve McQueen is one of the very few British filmmakers worth talking about. More

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