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12

(DVD - 2009 - Russian)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Set in contemporary Moscow where 12 men must decide the fate of a young man accused of murdering his step-father. Consigned to a makeshift jury room, one by one each man takes center stage to confront, connect, and confess while the accused awaits a verdict and revisits his heartbreaking journey through war in flashbacks.
Title: 12
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 160 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a Sony Pictures Classics release, Three T Productions presents Nikita Mikhalkov's film ; producers, Nikita Mikhalkov, Leonid Vereschagin ; screenplay by Nikita Mikhalkov, Alexander Novototsky-Vlasov, Vladimir Moiseenko ; director, Nikita Mikhalkov
Notes: Title from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Set in contemporary Moscow where 12 men must decide the fate of a young man accused of murdering his step-father. Consigned to a makeshift jury room, one by one each man takes center stage to confront, connect, and confess while the accused awaits a verdict and revisits his heartbreaking journey through war in flashbacks.
Terms Of Use: This DVD disc is copy protected
Awards & Distinctions: Russia's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008), Audience award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2008 ; Best music, Nika awards, 2008 ; Best actor, Best Actor, Sergey Garmash, Nika awards, 2007
Alternate Title: Dvenadtsatʹ
Alternate Title (Original Script): Двенадтсать
ISBN: 1435938410
9781435938410
Branch Call Number: DVD RUSSIAN Drama DVENADTSA
Credits: Director of photography, Vladislav Opeliants ; original music score, Edward Artemiev.
Performers: Sergey Makovetsky, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergei Garmash, Valentin Gaft, Alexei Petrenko, Yuri Stoyanov, Sergey Gazarov, Mikhail Efremov, Alexei Gorbunov, Sergey Artsbashev, Victor Verzhbitsky, Roman Madyanov, Alexander Adarashian.
System Details: DVD, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Other Language: Russian dialogue, English or French subtitles
Subject Headings: Trials (Murder) Russia (Federation) Moscow Drama Stepfathers Russia (Federation) Moscow Drama Jurors Russia (Federation) Moscow Drama Verdicts Russia (Federation) Moscow Drama Men Conduct of life Drama
Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
War films
Crime films
Feature films
Topical Term: Trials (Murder)
Stepfathers
Jurors
Verdicts
Men
Russian language edition
Publisher No: 28028 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Фильм — размышление о том, что такое свобода, сострадание, способность помочь совершенно постороннему человеку, оказавшемуся в беде, серьёзный разговор о том, что волнует сегодня каждого.


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Aug 27, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Overall I enjoyed this movie. Acting was excellent, could easily cut out an hour of this movie, too long at times. Very interesting look into Russian attitudes and stereotypes.

Aug 22, 2012.....Wow. I wasn't expecting this to be so good.....the acting, the cinematography, the subject, the graphics, the suspense.....this movie has it all. Yes, it is a little long, and I was too tired to watch it, but I couldn't drag my eyes away. I wish there were more movies like this one. I'm tired of the fast fights and smash ups that are supposed to give you thrills in the movies these days. They just bore me. I'll be watching this again......and then maybe again. So much good stuff, I'm sure I'm missing lots. Did I mention I love the actors? No glitz and glam here!.....I've never watched the other movie, that this one takes after, I bet it is not 1/2 as good. Will check it out......oh! just checked it out.....I have seen that movie, many many years ago. I think I was a teenager! I think it was an afternoon matinee on TV. I'll have to watch it again and compare the two. Libraries Rock!

Aug 17, 2014
  • elsiecat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent, suspenseful, thoughtful, well-acted. Also, a small glimpse into the social prejudice against Chechens.
You will be thinking about this film long afterward and considering the ethical and psychological issues it raises.

Jul 30, 2014
  • Old_Toto rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

No secret that this follows the United States Classic "12 Angry Men" as that movie is acknowledged in the opening credits of 12. However, an adult viewer catches frequent glimpses of Russian values and attitudes concerning a variety of subjects that one is hard pressed to find elsewhere in English subtitles. Stark graphics throughout, the ending scene will not soon be forgotten. Atypical ending for any Soviet or Russian film seen before.

Apr 27, 2014
  • harrybrowne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely mesmerizing and so well done it is breathtaking. Superb acting, especially by the accused Chechen and the jury foreman. Music is haunting; some very funny bits (the bird is the best); and a very satisfying ending. A level of moral and philosophical depth so far removed from the garbage that Hollywood typically spews out. A rare masterpiece.

Sep 07, 2013
  • cmjones764 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great adaptation of a classic.

Dec 06, 2012
  • George Millar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved this Russian version of 12 ANGRY MEN.

Mar 05, 2012
  • AndrewTerMarsch rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thought-provoking Russian movie about 12 male jurists who decide the fate of a young Chezhen lad. Beautifully told and more beautifully film. I found this a fascinating movie to view just for the cinematography alone.

Beautiful and powerful movie. Make you think...

Aug 22, 2011
  • darlenestrom rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Highly recommend this one!

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Jan 24, 2013
  • GRESHAM_RUSSIAN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

История о 12 присяжных, обсуждающих, виновен ли 18-летний юноша, обвиняемый в убийстве своего отца. Фильм - размышление о том, что такое свобода. Его главным героем станет чеченский мальчик.

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