12

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On DVD/VOD: July 14, 2009

PG-13 | 2h 39m | Drama, Thriller


A loose remake of 12 Angry Men (1957), set in a Russian school in the war-torn republic of Chechnya. Twelve jurors are struggling to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager who allegedly killed his Russian stepfather. The jurors: a racist taxi-driver, a suspicious doctor, a vacillating TV producer, a Holocaust survivor, a flamboyant musician, a cemetery manager, and others represent the fragmented society of modern day Russia. Amidst the battle between Chechens and Russians outside, a stray bird is flying above the jurors' heads, alluding to tolerance.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Sergei Makovetsky, Sergei Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko, Yuri Stoyanov, Sergei Gazarov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Mikhail Yefremov, Valentin Gaft, Aleksei Gorbunov
Writer(s): Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Moiseyenko, Aleksandr Novototsky
Official Site: http://www.12-movie.com

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