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12 Citizens

Directed by Ang Xu
China, 2014


A Chinese adaptation of Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men.

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12 Citizens Directed by Ang Xu

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  • xiaoyue's rating of the film 12 Citizens

    admirable. the stage arrives on the screen and departs with barely a scratch. ang xu has managed to preserve the sanctity of live theatre while never hesitating to draw from film's bag of tricks. the characters will be eerily familiar to anyone who has spent time in china, and though the acting could never be characterized as subtle, it's somewhat excused by the fact that chinese people find subtlety overrated.