Cast: Sergei Makovetsky, Sergei Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko, Yuri Stoyanov, Sergei Gazarov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Mikhail Yefremov, Valentin Gaft, Aleksei Gorbunov
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: Mongrel Media
Screenplay: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Moiseyenko, Aleksandr Novototsky
Official Site: www.12-movie.com