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  • 12 Citizens (2014)
  • 108 min | Crime, Drama
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
Name Known for
Bing He
Lu Gang Lu Gang   See fewer
Jia Lei
Junor No.1 / Mr. Foreman Junor No.1 / Mr. Foreman   See fewer
Gang Wang
Junor No.2 Junor No.2   See fewer
Tongsheng Han
Junor No.3 Junor No.3   See fewer
Longhao Zhao
Junor No.4 (as Chunyang Zhao) Junor No.4 (as Chunyang Zhao)   See fewer
Dongping Gao
Junor No.5 Junor No.5   See fewer
Guangfu Li
Junor No.6 Junor No.6   See fewer
Bo Qian
Junor No.7 Junor No.7   See fewer
Tiezeng Mi
Junor No.9 Junor No.9   See fewer
Yongqiang Zhang
Junor No.10 Junor No.10   See fewer
Zan Ban
Junor No.11 Junor No.11   See fewer
Hui Liu
Junor No.12 Junor No.12   See fewer
Qikai Xu
Young Rich Boy Young Rich Boy   See fewer
Lin Cong
Teacher Li Teacher Li   See fewer
Lan Yinhai
Witness Man Witness Man   See fewer
Hua Zhang
Witness Woman Witness Woman   See fewer
Le Yang
Lu Gang's Son Lu Gang's Son   See fewer
Yang Zihan
Junor No.2's Son Junor No.2's Son   See fewer
Zhuo Wang
Junor No.3's Son Junor No.3's Son   See fewer
Jiayue Lou
Junor No.4's Lover Junor No.4's Lover   See fewer
Wang Mengxia
Junor No.5's Daughter Junor No.5's Daughter   See fewer
Jie Song
Junor No.6's Son Junor No.6's Son   See fewer
Liu Xiao
Junor No.9's Son Junor No.9's Son   See fewer
Liang Jingxian
Junor No.10's Daughter Junor No.10's Daughter   See fewer
Mu Huailei
Junor No.12's Son Junor No.12's Son   See fewer
Rui Yan
Violater Student Violater Student   See fewer
Yang Yi
Judge Judge   See fewer
Wei Huang
Judge Judge   See fewer
Xiu Meng
Judge Judge   See fewer
Guo Yijun
Judge Judge   See fewer
Zhang Li
Anchor Anchor   See fewer
Ning Ting
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Yang Bo
Actor Actor   See fewer
Dong Chen
Actor Actor   See fewer
Wei Chen
Actor Actor   See fewer
Guo Heyun
Actor Actor   See fewer
Le Meng
Actor Actor   See fewer
Hou Wenhua
Actor Actor   See fewer
Zheng Yang
Actor Actor   See fewer
Wu Yi
Actor Actor   See fewer
Hou Yingqi
Actor Actor   See fewer
Xinyi Zhang
Actress Actress   See fewer
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