12 (2007)

12 (2007)
Run time: 159 min
Rating: 7.6
Genres: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Sergey Garmash, Apti Magamaev
Trivia: 12 jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager charged with murdering his stepfather.
A loose remake of Die zwölf Geschworenen, set in a Russian school. 12 jurors are struggling to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager who allegedly killed his Russian stepfather who took the teenager to live with him in Moscow during the Chechen War in which teenager lost his parents. 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. A stray bird (a touch of New Age cinema) is flying above the jurors’ heads, alluding to tolerance. Written by Steve Shelokhonov
Plot Keywords: stepfather, chechen war, bird, russia, school
Country: Russia
Release Date: 20 September 2007 (Russia)
Box Office
Budget: $4,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $12,042 (USA) (6 March 2009)
Gross: $125,024 (USA) (19 June 2009)

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