Monday, 10 November 2014

Classic movie of the month: 12 angry men

What a great movie! Definitely a classic. Made in 1957, this film was directed by Sydney Lumet (Network). He had a great care for Realism and worked on topics which people could relate to. Social Justice was mentioned in most of his films. 12 angry men touches that topic without dismissing its drama-thriller content. 

This film is set in a trial where a jury, made of 12 men, deliberate the guilt or innocence of a defendant. 11 of them believe he is guilty but one of them (Henry Fonda) thinks otherwise.With the pressure of having to reach unanimity, struggles amongst these 12 men arises.

One particularity of the film is that they used one set. The ''Deliberation'' room is the place where these characters look underneath the facts and discover a new reality. That is a topic relevant to movies: question what you see and what you believe. What lies beneath is meant to be hidden therefore be aware of what you are seeing. Those are powerful ideas and the cinema industry explored them. 

This film is highly recommendable and we put it into our classic movie of the week billboard. You won't regret it. 

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