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12 Citizens (2014)

Shi'er gongmin (original title)
When the film broke out that a young man coming from a rich adopted family murdered his birth father, the controversy around the case hit a nerve with the public at large. An experiment was... See full summary »

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Ang Xu
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing He Bing He ... Lu Gang
Jia Lei ... Junor No.1 / Mr. Foreman
Gang Wang Gang Wang ... Junor No.2
Tongsheng Han Tongsheng Han ... Junor No.3
Longhao Zhao Longhao Zhao ... Junor No.4 (as Chunyang Zhao)
Dongping Gao Dongping Gao ... Junor No.5
Guangfu Li Guangfu Li ... Junor No.6
Bo Qian Bo Qian ... Junor No.7
Tiezeng Mi Tiezeng Mi ... Junor No.9
Yongqiang Zhang Yongqiang Zhang ... Junor No.10
Zan Ban ... Junor No.11
Hui Liu Hui Liu ... Junor No.12
Qikai Xu Qikai Xu ... Young Rich Boy
Lin Cong Lin Cong ... Teacher Li
Lan Yinhai Lan Yinhai ... Witness Man
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When the film broke out that a young man coming from a rich adopted family murdered his birth father, the controversy around the case hit a nerve with the public at large. An experiment was held through the form of virtual court inside a college to discuss this hot topic. During the process of virtual court, 12 Chinese people from different walks of life got together and discussed the case like a jury. Through intricate and thought provoking questions from the main character, people start to think more critically about the case. During this process, one sees the revelation of people's bias and emotional-preconceptions about the suspect, about each other, and also about the society. A dialogue was commenced between different social classes and lights shed on the common mistakes we make when prejudices and judgments are involved are shown through the turning of the jury one by one. After several tense, fierce rounds of debate, they walked out with a unanimous decision about the case and... Written by Anonymous

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justice | murder | See All (2) »

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12 Chinese men, 1.2 billion voices!

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Crime | Drama

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Version of 12 Angry Men (1957) See more »

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sb kluseba
10 October 2018 | by edgahooverSee all my reviews

He does not understand China at all. The understanding of China is limited to Western reports and has no personal experience. This is very important. If you have not come to China personally, your political judgments about China and the people's feelings are completely incomprehensible. From a global perspective, China is developing rapidly and socially. Compared with the few so-called developed countries in the world, we have taken different paths and paid different prices. Today, you are holding these right. People in Chinese social prejudice should also Look at whether their country is as beautiful as the ones you portray, democracy, freedom, legal system, and security. I think many things are relative, there is no real Eden.


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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Shi Er Gong Min See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,040,000
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2.35 : 1
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