The play takes place in a room where twelve male jurors must decide whether a boy is to blame for the murder of his father and should therefore die or not. The boy claims he was at the theatre when his father was assassinated, but a woman saw him stabbing him and a man heard him running away.
“Twelve angry men” explores an unfair judicial system in which the decisions are dyed by the jurors’ experiences, needs, environment and even their seats, ignoring the evidence.They come from different socio-economic, ethic and professional backgrounds and some want to close the case as soon as possible.
The youngster has a passive role in his own trial; his life is hanging by a thread and he is not able to say a word. He is a victim of his personal circumstances because he has a conflictive background, so society sees him as the murderer.
This society gets carried away by prejudices and by what the majority says, as we see in the preliminary votes and opposed to the secret ballot. Therefore the story goes beyond the story of a problematic, marginal and innocent boy and explores topics such as leadership, youth violence, discrimination and overcoming one's own background.
One theme, 12 great actors, a culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant film
One man persuades the other 11 men on a close argument with presenting a reasonable thought....Continua