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Release Date:
20 September 2007 (Russia) See more »
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Plot:
12 jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager charged with murdering his stepfather. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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DVD Playhouse--July 2009
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Not a remake, but an investigation into today's Russia See more (34 total) »

Cast

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Sergey Makovetskiy ... 1-y prisyazhnyy

Nikita Mikhalkov ... 2-y prisyazhnyy

Sergey Garmash ... 3-y prisyazhnyy
Valentin Gaft ... 4-y prisyazhnyy
Aleksey Petrenko ... 5-y prisyazhnyy
Yuriy Stoyanov ... 6-y prisyazhnyy
Sergey Gazarov ... 7-y prisyazhnyy

Mikhail Efremov ... 8-y prisyazhnyy
Aleksey Gorbunov ... 9-y prisyazhnyy
Sergey Artsibashev ... 10-y prisyazhnyy
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ... 11-y prisyazhnyy
Roman Madyanov ... 12-y prisyazhnyy
Aleksandr Adabashyan ... Pristav
Apti Magamaev ... Malchik
Abdi Magamaev ... Malenkiy chechenets
Natalya Surkova ... Sudya
Konstantin Glushkov ... Advokat
Vladimir Nefyodov ... Prokuror
Vyacheslav Gilinov ... Dedushka
Lyubov Rudneva ... Dochka svidetelya
Olga Khokhlova ... Sosedka
Igor Vernik ... Svidetel v zolotykh ochkakh
Vladimir Komarov ... Otchim malchika
Lasha Marykhuba ... Gvardeets
Ferit Myazitov ... Gorbachev
Abdulbasyr Gitinov ... Malenkiy malchik
Mikael Bazorkin ... Otets
Mesedo Salimova ... Mat
Soslan Sanakoev ... 1-y tantsor
Alan Tsopanov ... 2-y tantsor
Gennadiy Ternovskiy ... Komandir gruppy zakhvata
Andrey Sukharev ... Militsioner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergey Kholmogorov ... Chelovek (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nikita Mikhalkov 
 
Writing credits
Nikita Mikhalkov  &
Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov  &
Vladimir Moiseenko 

Produced by
Aleksey Balashov .... executive producer
Sergei Gurevich .... executive producer
Aleksey Karpushin .... line producer
Nikita Mikhalkov .... general producer
Leonid Vereshchagin .... producer
Yekaterina Yakovleva .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Eduard Artemev 
 
Cinematography by
Vladislav Opelyants 
 
Film Editing by
Enzo Meniconi 
Andrei Zaitsev 
 
Casting by
Tamara Odintsova 
 
Production Design by
Viktor Petrov 
 
Costume Design by
Natalya Dzyubenko 
 
Makeup Department
Pyotr Gorshenin .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vladimir Krasinsky .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Stéphane Albinet .... boom operator
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer (as Vinsent Arnardi)
Pavel Doreuli .... sound effects
Julien Perez .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
André Rigaut .... sound editor
André Rigaut .... sound mixer
Aleksandr Volodin .... assistant sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Ilya Churinov .... special effects coordinator
Mikhail Yakushev .... pyrotechnician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Grosup .... camera operator: "a" camera
 
Editorial Department
Maksim Malyavin .... digital intermediate supervisor
 

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Rated PG-13 for violent images, disturbing content, thematic material, brief sexual and drug references, and smoking
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159 min
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Certification:
Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Netherlands:12 | Taiwan:R-12 | USA:PG-13

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Trivia:
The surgeon defends the south by naming several great artists from there. "Shota Rustaveli" was a 12th Century Georgian poet. "Pirosmani" (the more common name of Niko Pirosmanashvili, 1862 - 1918) was a Georgian primitivist painter. "Sergei Paradjanov" (also spelled Sergei Parajanov) (1924 -1990) was an Armenian film director and artist. "Danelia" is Georgiy Daneliya is a Georgian film director, known for his "sad comedies".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: "Ernest Emerson" is a manufacturer of knives from the USA. However their model, CQC7, is not like the knife on the film. Emerson knives are folding knives.See more »

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110 out of 154 people found the following review useful.
Not a remake, but an investigation into today's Russia, 8 September 2007
Author: photography00 from Italy

Sure, it is difficult and will be difficult for all those who have seen Sidney Lumet's Twelve angry men to avoid recalling part of that wonderful movie where, like in this, we move between great characters and excellent actors to investigate about the meaning of personal involvement in the life of a community.

However, apart from the similar elements that we'll find, this movie achieves, as only a few films have done, to investigate the mechanisms of the current Russian society from the inside. Michalkov is greatly helped in this task not only by an excellent scenario and direction but also by a cast of actors that achieves perfection (including himself as the president of the jury).

The picture of the Russia of today is not optimistic (I would be tempted to say that rarely this has been the case in Russian history), and what appears clear is the capacity of the Russian people, that also emerge from the Russian literature and opera, to struggle and survive in the middle of chaos and brutality. If there is hope, it is in the tenacity of the individuals to be committed to fight...but when will this fight come to a (positive) end?

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