• 12 (2008)


Release Date: March 4th, 2008

PG-13 |2 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Jurors (Sergei Makovetsky, Sergey Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko) from a fragmented Russian society must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager on trial for killing his stepfather, a soldier in the Russian army. Among those who must somehow pass judgment are a taxi driver, an entertainer, a corporate executive and a subway worker.

Cast: Sergey Makovetskiy, Sergey Garmash, Aleksey Petrenko, Yuriy Stoyanov, Sergey Gazarov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Mikhail Efremov, Valentin Gaft

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Keywords: Rivalry, Murder, Fall, Survival, 2000s, School, Dark, Prison

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Mikhalkov has made a new film with its own original characters and stories, and after all, it's not how the film ends, but how it gets there. show more

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    The time passes quickly. This is the rare remake that does honor to the spirit of the original. show more

  • 85
    Bob MondelloNPR

    The title is shorter, but that's the only thing remotely diminished about 12, Nikita Mikhalkov's exuberantly Russian reworking of Reginald Rose's 1950s jury-room play, "12 Angry Men." show more

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