Kidnapped in Washington city in 1841 and rescued in 1853.
It is the heattbreaking true story of Mr Solomon Northup who went from being a free man to a slave for… 12 years !
The movie on the other hand conveys some penetrating truth about America’s original sin. It wasn’t easy to watch and I believe it shouldn’t be.
The unflinching, unconfortable, brutal scenes about slavery and the journey of survival for freedom earned this piece of art 3 oscars and made of it an entirely necessary modern classic.
To make a long story short: This is one of the best autobiographical stories I ever read and definitely the best TRUE STORY movie I have ever seen.
Give it a go, it is totally worth it.
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