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20 September 2007 (Russia) See more »
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Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen adolescent 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 Dozen Agitated Comrades See more (35 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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Certification:
Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Netherlands:12 | Taiwan:R-12 | USA:PG-13

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Trivia:
The movie has an epigraph ("Don't look here for the truth of everyday life, but try to feel the truth of being") and an epilogue ("The law comes before everything, but what's to be done if the mercy comes before the law?"). Both are quotations from one B. Tosia. Most probably, he (or she) never lived and is the fictional alter ego of Nikita 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 »
Quotes:
2-y prisyazhnyy:So, we're voting on whether the defendant is guilty. Hands up, please.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Samyy luchshiy film 2 (2009)See more »

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23 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
A Dozen Agitated Comrades, 5 April 2009
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Not sure why this one took so long to gain distribution, but it was definitely worth the wait! This is a terrific interpretation of the story made famous in the classic 1957 Sidney Lumet version.

Director Nikita Mikhalkov, who has an Academy Award for his "Burnt by the Sun", tweaks the story by having a Chechan teenager accused of killing his uncle/stepfather. The story revolves around the prejudices and preconceived ideas that each of the twelve jurors bring with them into the makeshift deliberation room. Here a school gymnasium provides an interesting backdrop.

As with the original, the suspense builds slowly as each of the characters' back stories unfold as if we are reading a book ... one at a time. We find ourselves, as the viewer, passing judgment on each juror, just as they pass judgment on the accused.

The cast is exceptional and varied, which allows the script to work its magic. Whether you are a fan of the original or just enjoy character studies, this one is a must see.

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