I didnt think this film would be for me. Its not really my thing. However I thought it was brilliant.
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Solomon faces cruelty, humiliation and sadness but also, kindness in his 12 years struggle that changed his life. This is based on a true story of Solomon Northup which was first published in 1853.
The acting throughout is brilliant Chiwetel Ejiofor did an amazing job portraying Solomon Northup as did Michael Fassbender who portrayed slave owner Edwin Epps. The film also stars Brad Pitt who portrays Bass, Paul Giamatti who portrays Freeman as well as Benedict Cumberbatch who portrays Ford, but all the cast did a brilliant job.
Like I said, I didnt think I would like this film but the film is great and very powerful.