Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.



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Cast overview:
Heini Göbel ...
Erster Geschworener
Herbert Bötticher ...
Zweiter Geschworener
Siegfried Lowitz ...
Dritter Geschworener
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ...
Vierter Geschworener
Wolfgang Weiser ...
Fünfter Geschworener
Ralf Wolter ...
Sechster Geschworener
Siebenter Geschworener
Robert Graf ...
Achter Geschworener
Neunter Geschworener
Karl-Georg Saebisch ...
Zehnter Geschworener
Josef Schaper ...
Elfter Geschworener
Lukas Ammann ...
Zwölfter Geschworener


Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

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26 October 1963 (West Germany)  »

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This Movie is a German adaption of the "12 Angry Men" (original title) from 1957. See more »


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Quite an exciting film
16 May 2007 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

I certainly would not have watched this film if I had not known the original, the ingenious "12 Angry Men", directed by Sidney Lumet. This German TV film was made only six years later and it is almost as great as the original, mostly because of the wonderful cast, minor changes in the script and because it focuses on one setting only: the room of the jury. This creates a claustrophobic atmosphere, which is needed to understand the tension between all the characters. As far as the cast is concerned, I liked Siegfried Lowitz, Mario Adorf and Ralf Wolter in particular, but the other actors gave convincing performances as well. By the way, there is another TV remake from 1997 starring Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott, which is not only in colour but in my opinion even more compelling than Sidney Lumet's film. But since the other ones are exciting, too, make sure you watch one of them.

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