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Release Date:
20 September 2007 (Russia) See more »
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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
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 14 July 2009, 12:00 PM, PDT)

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A masterpiece based on fantasy 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)

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
 
Other crew
Iskender Utyushev .... technician
 

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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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Netherlands:12 | Taiwan:R-12 | USA:PG-13

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Trivia:
The character played by 'Yuri Stoyanov' (childish TV-producer, owner of a private TV chain in consort with his mother) is a caricature of 'Dmitri Lesnevski', ex-owner of the independent chain Ren-TV and producer of acclaimed Russian movies The Return (2003) (The Return, 2003) and The Banishment (2007). In 2003 "Vozvrashchenie" was awarded with the Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival and nominated for Academy Award, therefore becoming the greatest international breakthrough of the Russian cinema since "Burnt by the Sun" by Mikhalkov.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 »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Samyy luchshiy film 2 (2009)See more »

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51 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece based on fantasy, 20 April 2008
Author: wondercritic from Turkey

This is a masterpiece. The beauty of the film is in its simplicity. Almost the whole thing takes place in a high school gymnasium, around a long table around which the twelve jurors sit. Every performance is superb, including that of the director, who plays the foreman, and Sergei Garmash as the cab driver juror. The screenplay follows the tortuous deliberations, in which every juror has at least one soliloquy. Excellent camera-work and lighting augment the heavy drama.

It is more likely in Russia today that twelve whites would end up forming a jury, although less so that no women would be serving. Director Nikita Mikhalkov evidently chose to remain faithful that much to the American movie on which his is based, Twelve Angry Men. One wonders whether it might have been more interesting with women jurors contributing their anguish to the picture, and since this version is simply titled 12, the possibility of including a woman or two (as would be realistic in this day and age) was presumably open. Also, the film is not realistic in the sense that Russia does not have a jury system, therefore this situation would not arise in real life. What Mikhalkov was probably trying to do was to create a morality play, and this he does magnificently. These criticisms are therefore minor. This is a wonderful piece of work.

As the film is starting, for those who know Russian, one sees the logo of "Patriotic Films." This may cause groans among those who know more about Russia. Patriotic Russians today seem reactionary and defensive to many Westerners. But Mikhalkov does not dance around the sensitive race issue at the core of the plot, a Chechen boy accused of murdering his stepfather, a Russian military officer, and facing life in prison. Mikhalkov's main interest really is in truth, justice and honesty. The idea of these qualities as components of "patriotism" actually lies at the core of this story, and it is brilliantly executed. By the end, if you can suppress cynicism and believe that this many men of conscience could assemble in one place in Russia today, you will be moved to tears. This is a major achievement.

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