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12 Citizens (2014)
108 min | Crime, Drama

When the film broke out that a young man coming from a rich adopted family murdered his birth father, the controversy around the case hit a nerve with the public at large. An experiment was held through the form of virtual court inside a ...See moreWhen the film broke out that a young man coming from a rich adopted family murdered his birth father, the controversy around the case hit a nerve with the public at large. An experiment was held through the form of virtual court inside a college to discuss this hot topic. During the process of virtual court, 12 Chinese people from different walks of life got together and discussed the case like a jury. Through intricate and thought provoking questions from the main character, people start to think more critically about the case. During this process, one sees the revelation of people's bias and emotional-preconceptions about the suspect, about each other, and also about the society. A dialogue was commenced between different social classes and lights shed on the common mistakes we make when prejudices and judgments are involved are shown through the turning of the jury one by one. After several tense, fierce rounds of debate, they walked out with a unanimous decision about the case and more understandings about themselves and the definition of justice. The movie reflects on the social issues of today's China and tries to provide an alternative perspective through the conversations between different social classes; it will be a comedy that is serious in content but entertaining in form. Written by Anonymous See less
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Marie-Pierre Duhamel (director of editing) | Wang Gang (edited by) | Jiale Yin (edited by)
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May 15, 2015 (China)

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49 cast members
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Bing He
Lu Gang Lu Gang   See fewer
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Jia Lei
Junor No.1 / Mr. Foreman Junor No.1 / Mr. Foreman   See fewer
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Gang Wang
Junor No.2 Junor No.2   See fewer
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Tongsheng Han
Junor No.3 Junor No.3   See fewer
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Longhao Zhao
Junor No.4 (as Chunyang Zhao) Junor No.4 (as Chunyang Zhao)   See fewer
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Dongping Gao
Junor No.5 Junor No.5   See fewer
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Guangfu Li
Junor No.6 Junor No.6   See fewer
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Bo Qian
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Tiezeng Mi
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Yongqiang Zhang
Junor No.10 Junor No.10   See fewer
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Zan Ban
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Hui Liu
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Qikai Xu
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Lin Cong
Teacher Li Teacher Li   See fewer
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Lan Yinhai
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Hua Zhang
Witness Woman Witness Woman   See fewer
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Le Yang
Lu Gang's Son Lu Gang's Son   See fewer
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Yang Zihan
Junor No.2's Son Junor No.2's Son   See fewer
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Zhuo Wang
Junor No.3's Son Junor No.3's Son   See fewer
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Jiayue Lou
Junor No.4's Lover Junor No.4's Lover   See fewer
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Wang Mengxia
Junor No.5's Daughter Junor No.5's Daughter   See fewer
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Jie Song
Junor No.6's Son Junor No.6's Son   See fewer
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Liu Xiao
Junor No.9's Son Junor No.9's Son   See fewer
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Junor No.10's Daughter Junor No.10's Daughter   See fewer
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Mu Huailei
Junor No.12's Son Junor No.12's Son   See fewer
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Rui Yan
Violater Student Violater Student   See fewer
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Yang Yi
Judge Judge   See fewer
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Wei Huang
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Xiu Meng
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Guo Yijun
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Zhang Li
Anchor Anchor   See fewer
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Ning Ting
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Yang Bo
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Dong Chen
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Wei Chen
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Guo Heyun
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Le Meng
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Hou Wenhua
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Zheng Yang
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Wu Yi
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Hou Yingqi
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7 / 10 | 781 votes