12

A powerful new film inspired by a powerful older one.""""
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
Full of passion and speechifying, 12 is unmistakably Russian in spirit and sensibility, but its themes are universal at their core.""""
- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
It is well worth seeing if only for the insights into contemporary Russian society. The acting of all 12 jurors is exemplary, in both versions."" ""
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

synopsis

A loose remake of 12 Angry Men (1957), set in a Russian school in the war-torn republic of Chechnya. 12 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 (a touch of New Age cinema) is flying above the jurors' heads, alluding to tolerance.

Date de sortie

Friday, March 20, 2009
Langue originale: Russian/Chechen
Genre: Drama
Durée: 159 min.
Année: 2007

Crédits

Avec:
Nikita Mikhalkov
Sergey Garmash
Sergey Makovetskiy
Un film de
Nikita Mikhalkov