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WIN: Copies of ’12 Years A Slave’ on DVD

Academy Award-winning film ‘12 Years A Slave’ tells the incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. Acclaimed director Steve McQueen (Shame; Hunger) helms an exceptional cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti and Sarah Paulson.

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free black man, is abducted and sold into slavery. With no opportunity to prove his identity, he is consigned to assume the name of ‘Platt’, a runaway Georgian slave.

Despite being thousands of miles away from his wife and children and having no way of contacting them, Solomon’s hope for his freedom never completely diminishes. He steels himself in case the opportunity were to arise, urging his fellow slave, Patsey (Nyong’o) to do the same.

Facing cruelty from a malevolent slave owner (Fassbender), Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity in his quest to be reunited with his family. Based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup, this film is the unforgettable vision of one man’s will to overcome adversity.


‘12 Years A Slave’ is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital through Icon Home Entertainment.

Cream has 10 copies on DVD to give away. To try winning one, simply email your name, address and the Subject heading ‘12 Years’ to cream@pobox.com by 5pm, Thursday 12 June.


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