Year2007Orig. lang.RussianCountryRussia GenreDramatic thrillerRating14AParentsDisturbingLength2:39DirectorNikita MikhalkovWritersNikita Mikhalkov Vladimir MoiseyenkoStarring
Sergei Makovetsky Sergei Garmash Aleksei Petrenko Yuri Stoyanov Sergei Gazarov Nikita Mikhalkov Show more...
Sergei Makovetsky Sergei Garmash Aleksei Petrenko Yuri Stoyanov Sergei Gazarov Nikita Mikhalkov Mikhail Yefremov Valentin Gaft Aleksei Gorbunov Sergei Artsybashev Viktor Verzhbitsky Roman Madyanov Aleksandr Adabashyan Apti Magamaev
A loose remake of 12 Angry Men (1957), set in a Russian school in the war-torn republic of Chechnya. 12 jurors are struggling to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager who allegedly killed his Russian stepfather. The jurors: a racist taxi-driver, a suspicious doctor, a vacillating TV producer, a Holocaust survivor, a flamboyant musician, a cemetery manager, and others represent the fragmented society of modern day Russia. Amidst the battle between Chechens and Russians outside, a stray bird (a touch of New Age cinema) is flying above the jurors' heads, alluding to tolerance.