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12 (Russia, 2007)

Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov. Cast: Sergey Makovetsky, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergei Garmash, Valentin Gaft, Alexei Petrenko, Yuri Stoyanov, Sergey Gazarov, Mikhail Efremov, Alexei Gorbunov, Sergey Artsbashev, Victor Verzhbitsky, Roman Madyanov, Alexander Adarashian. Set in contemporary Moscow where 12 men must decide the fate of a young man accused of murdering his step-father. Consigned to a makeshift jury room, one by one each man takes center stage to confront, connect, and confess while the accused awaits a verdict and revisits his heartbreaking journey through war in flashbacks. 160 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Lane, Anthony. "12" New Yorker, 3/16/2009, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p36-36
Toumarkine, D. "12." Film Journal International v. 112 no. 3 (March 2009) p. 41 Full-text of this article / review is available: UCBerkeley users only
Rapold, Nicolas. "12" Film Comment, Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p73-73, Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Smorodinska, Tatiana. "Rule of law vs. 'Russian justice': Nikita Mikhalkov's 12." Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema, 2010, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p161-170, 10p Full-text of this article / review is available: UCBerkeley users only