|Featuring:||Sergei Makovetsky, Sergei Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko, Yuri Stoyanov, Sergei Gazarov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Mikhail Yefremov, Valentin Gaft, Aleksei Gorbunov, Sergei Artsybashev, Viktor Verzhbitsky, Roman Madyanov, Aleksandr Adabashyan, Apti Magamaev|
|Distributor:||Sony Pictures Classics|
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A loose remake of ‘12 Angry Men,’ set in a Russian school in the war-torn republic of Chechnya. 12 jurors are struggling to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager (Apti Magamaev) 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 (a touch of New Age cinema) is flying above the jurors heads, alluding to tolerance.”
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