Tamen poetis mentiri licet
"Nevertheless, it is allowed of poets - to lie"

A 12 angry men (Russian rendition and Official production)

This Russian version of the original movie is a sharp contrast in the level of reality brought
to bear on the life and death issues around Jury trials concerned with Capital offences - 
American traditions versus Russian cultural cultures instead.

It also looks at the culture of some Jewish personalities across boundaries that are white oriented
"Russian supremacist" as it were, or Chechyan "nomadic" in reality too, by way of contrast.

A hard movie to take, given the lack of care shown the jury members each to another
in the horseplay that ensues.

The problems of real life brought into the jury room where nothing seems changed. Wow!

Michael Rizzo Chessman
michael@moviesbyrizzo.info



 

 

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