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159 min.
Release Date
March 4, 2009 (NY)
DVD Release Date
July 14, 2009 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
159 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for violent images, disturbing content, thematic material, brief sexual and drug references, and smoking

12 jurors are struggling to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager who allegedly killed his Russian stepfather. Stepfather took teenager to live with him to Moscow, during Chechnya 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)... Full synopsis »

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In the Oscar-nominated 12, director and co-writer Nikita Mikhalkov remakes the 1957 classic 12 Angry Men, but with a modern, Russian twist. The result is a three-hour long epic about 12 jurors who must decide the fate of a Chechen immigrant accused of murder. Full movie review »

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