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Published 02 05, 2015
Year : 1957
Release date : 5 January 2015
Director : Sidney Lumet,
Writers: Reginald Rose,
Stars: Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman,
Time: 96 min.
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12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. Written and co-produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells the story of ajury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the guilt or acquittal of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt. In the United States, a verdict in most criminal trials by jury must be unanimous. The film is notable for its almost exclusive use of one set: with the exception of the film's opening, which begins outside on the steps of the courthouse followed by the judge's final instructions to the jury before retiring, a brief final scene on the courthouse steps, and two short scenes in an adjoining washroom, the entire movie takes place in the jury room. The total time spent outside the jury room is three minutes out of the full 96 minutes of the movie.
12 Angry Men explores many techniques of consensus-building, and the difficulties encountered in the process, among a group of men whose range of personalities adds intensity and conflict. No names are used in the film: the jury members are identified by number until two of them exchange names at the very end, the defendant is referred to as "the boy", and the witnesses as "the old man" and "the lady across the street".
In 1997 a remake of the film under the same title was released by MGM.
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.