12 Angry Men

  • Dir: Sidney Lumet

  • USA, 1957, 96minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam

Ninety minutes in a stifling closed room where twelve white male jurors make decisions about the life and death of an 18-year-old slum kid. Sidney Lumet’s electrifying drama initially pits one decent man – Henry Fonda – against other citizens who see only guilt. Minute by minute, slow questions about evidence and agonizing reflections on self will change the votes, one by one. A quintessential film not only about criminal procedure, but also about democracy and debate itself.

1957 Berlin International Film Festival, Golden Bear for Best Film

8.9.2018 (SAT): Post-screening seminar with Ernest Chan and Bryan Chang
Time: 3:50-4:30pm
Venue: Tai Kwun JC Cube
Free Admission. Conducted in Cantonese.


    In-theatre Screening

    • Buy Tickets2018-09-08 (Sat)
      Full House2018-10-27 (Sat)
    • The Grand Cinema
    • Tai Kwun
    • Chinese Subtitles
    • Post-screening talk
    • Full House


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