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The Russian film "12," directed by Oscar-winning director Nikita Mikhalkov,
The Russian film "12," directed by Oscar-winning director Nikita Mikhalkov, is one of nine foreign language films in the running for the Best Foreign Film award, an organizer said on Wednesday.

The film is a remake of Sidney Lumet's 1957 "12 Angry Men".

Mikhalkov's version moves the action from the U.S. to Russia, and replaces the original murder suspect with a Chechen teenage boy accused of murdering his foster parent, a Russian officer.

Mikhalkov has already won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film for his film, "Burnt by the Sun," which tells a story of Stalin-era repression. He is presently making a sequel to this film.

In September, "12" was awarded a special Gold Lion in Venice and a Golden Amvrosi at the Milano film festival.

Other foreign films nominated for the final shortlist of five films, to be announced on January 22, are:

Kazakhstan's "Mongol" by Sergei Bodrov

Austria's "The Counterfeiters" by Stefan Ruzowitzky

Brazil's "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation" by Cao Hamburger

Canada's "Days of Darkness" by Denys Arcand

Israel's "Beaufort" by Joseph Cedar

Italy's "The Unknown" by Giuseppe Tornatore

Poland's "Katyn" by Andrzej Wajda

Serbia's "The Trap" by Srdan Golubovic.

The winner in the Best Foreign Film category will be announced at the Oscars ceremony on February 24.


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