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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing He Bing He ... Lu Gang
Jia Lei Jia Lei ... Junor No.1 / Mr. Foreman
Gang Wang ... Junor No.2
Tongsheng Han Tongsheng Han ... Junor No.3
Chunyang Zhao Chunyang Zhao ... Junor No.4
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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12 Chinese men, 1.2 billion voices!

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Crime | Drama

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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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Above the standard, but not excellent.
19 February 2019 | by yoggworkSee all my reviews

Above the standard, but not excellent. The reason for localization is the lack of social basis for the whole set-up. In order to be able to tell the story, there are many confusing conditions, such as 12:0, such as the fall of the prosecution certificate, such as theatrical actors'exaggeration, excessive expression and action. In addition, there is no logical defect in the setting of the case. What's worse is that the audience lacks overall information, so there is no pleasure in deduction and decryption.


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