12 / Twelve

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Barcode: 58954306 Call Number: V-RUS 060 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 160 min. Date: 2007 Language: Russian Creator: Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov Description: A loose remake of 12 Angry Men (1957), set in a Russian school. 12 jurors are struggling to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager who allegedly killed his Russian stepfather who took the teenager to live with him in Moscow during the Chechen War in which teenager lost his parents. 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. A stray bird (a touch of New Age cinema) is flying above the jurors' heads, alluding to tolerance. Collection: Language Resource Center