Release Date: March 20, 2009 (limited)
On DVD/VOD: July 14, 2009
2h 39m | Drama, Thriller
A loose remake of 12 Angry Men (1957), set in a Russian school in the war-torn republic of Chechnya. Twelve 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 is flying above the jurors' heads, alluding to tolerance.
|Studio:||Sony Pictures Classics|
|Cast:||Sergei Makovetsky, Sergei Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko, Yuri Stoyanov, Sergei Gazarov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Mikhail Yefremov, Valentin Gaft, Aleksei Gorbunov|
|Writer(s):||Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Moiseyenko, Aleksandr Novototsky|