In the antebellum United States, 所罗门·诺萨普, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
The movie opens with a group of slaves receiving instruction on cutting sugar cane. A man sits languidly atop a wagon of the raw cane root, idly looking at the labor of the men. The scene shifts to a
|River Road Entertainment (presents)
|美国新摄政影片公司 (as New Regency)
|New Regency Productions (presents)
|B计划 (as Plan B)
|Film4 (in association with)
|NuMetro Distribution (2013) (Theatrical) (South Africa)
|$923,715, 20 October 2013
- In order to better portray an alcoholic, 迈克尔·法斯宾德 had his makeup artist paint his mustache with alcohol so that the other actors would react naturally to the smell, as they would to a man who had been drinking heavily.
- Director 史蒂夫·麦奎因 had been toying with the idea of writing a script about slavery, featuring a black man who had been born free and was later forced into slavery, but McQueen was struggling with the script until his wife found 所罗门·诺萨普's biography and gave it to him. Shocked that he had never heard of Northup before, he decided to adapt the book instead.
- The tree where Solomon sees several men being lynched was actually used for lynching, and is surrounded by the graves of murdered slaves.