12


Synopsis

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.
Original Languages: Russian, Chechen
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 159 min.
Year: 2007

CREDITS

CAST
Nikita Mikhalkov (Juror #2 )
Sergey Garmash (Juror #3 )
Sergey Makovetskiy (Juror #1 )
DIRECTED BY
Nikita Mikhalkov

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Scene from 12. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Scene from 12. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Mikhail Efremov. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Sergei Garmash. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Yuri Stayanov. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Sergei Makovetsky. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Scene from 12. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Scene from 12. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Alexander Adabashian. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Sergei Artsybashev. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Alexei Garbanov. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Sergei Gazarov. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Alexei Petrenko. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Roman Madianov. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Left to Right: Alexei Petrenko, Mikhail Efremov, Valentin Gaft, Alexei Garbanov, Sergei Makovetsky, Yuri Stayanov, Sergei Garmash. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Valentin Gaft. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Director Nikita Mikhalkov. Photo by Milena Botova © 2007 Three T Productions, Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.