This is the story of 12 jurors discussing a verdict to pass on an 18-year-old Chechen boy--whether he is guilty of the first-degree murder of his step-father, an officer of the Russian army. The film thinks aloud about today's life, about the need to hear the next of kin and help that person before its too late. The action of the picture unveils in one room--a gym adjusted for jury deliberations.
Cast: Sergei Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko, Sergei Makovetsky, Sergei Gazarov, Yuri Stoyanov
Directed by: Nikita Mikhalkov
Written by: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Moiseyenko
Running time: 2hr 39min
Opens: Mar 04, 2009 Limited
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