Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Writers: Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksandr Novototsky
Sergey Makovetskiy, Sergey Garmash and Apti Magamaev
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination
Video: DX50 | 672X288 | Framerate: 25 | Sound: mpga | Color: Color | Size: 1.36 GB | Runtime: 159 min | Country: Russia | Language: Russian | Chechen | Subtitels: Brazil | English | Turkish | Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller | War
Storyline:A loose remake of 12 Angry Men, 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.