Not to be confused with “Twelve” (film). “12” is a 2007 crime film by Russian director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov. The film was presented at the Venice Film Festival, where Mikhalkov was awarded the Special Lion for Overall Work. It is an adaptation of Reginald Rose’s play, Twelve Angry Men and a remake of Sidney Lumet’s “12 Angry Men” movie.
A loose remake of “12 Angry Men” set in a Russian school. 12 jurors are struggling to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager who allegedly killed his Russian stepfather who took the teenager to live with him in Moscow during the Chechen War in which teenager lost his parents. The jurors: a racist taxi-driver, a suspicious doctor, a vacillating TV producer, a Holocaust survivor, a flamboyant musician, a cemetery manager, and others represent the fragmented society of modern day Russia. A stray bird (a touch of New Age cinema) is flying above the jurors’ heads, alluding to tolerance. Written by Steve Shelokhonov.
Título en Español – “12” (2007)
“Memories of Murder” (film)
“Memories of Murder” is a 2003 South Korean drama film directed by Bong Joon-ho. It is based on the true story of the country’s first known serial murders, which took place between 1986 and 1991 in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. The film’s cinematography, as well as Song Kang-ho’s performance, earned it wide praise.
The film was the second feature film directed by Bong Joon-ho, following his 2000 debut film Barking Dogs Never Bite. The screenplay was adapted by Bong and Shim Sung-bo from Kim Kwang-rim’s 1996 stage play about the same subject. Song Kang-ho and Kim Sang-kyung star as two of the detectives trying to solve the crimes.
South Korea in 1986 under the military dictatorship: Two rural cops and a special detective from the capital investigate a series of brutal rape murder. Their crude measures become more desperate with each new corpse found. Based on a true case.
Título en Español – “Crónica de un asesino en serie” (2003)
“PTU: Police Tactical Unit” (film)
“PTU” (titled as PTU: Police Tactical Unit in US), is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller produced and directed by Johnnie To, starring Simon Yam, Maggie Siu, Lam Suet and Ruby Wong.
The films follows a series of encounters of a patrolling Police Tactical Unit of one single night, where the team tries to help an Organized Crime and Triad Bureau Sergeant Lo Sa to retrieve his lost revolver after he was assaulted by a group of triad members. The films portrays police officers’ use of extralegal means to achieve investigative result and reveal the complex relationships between criminals and police officers, hostility among criminals themselves, and even rivalry among different bureaus within the Police Force.
Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague’s missing gun.
Título en Español – “PTU (Police Tactical Unit)” (2003)
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