The plot of the dramatic film «12 Years a Slave» is based on the biography of a real person Solomon Northup, who had to face terrifying injustice in his life. The film takes place in the first half of the XIX century in the United States. A young, educated, black man, Solomon lived in New York State with his family, worked and provided for his family, and also played the violin perfectly.
He was a free man until one day he was betrayed. Having agreed to a good job in another city, Solomon could not imagine that he would be euthanized and kidnapped for the purpose of selling into slavery. The next 12 years of slave life, Solomon will pass from one master to another, will face human cruelty and impunity of white masters.