Life and death: an 18-year-old boy on trial for his life for murdering his father. Circumstantial evidence, two eye-witnesses. A jury united in a verdict: guilty.
This movie was and is a mile stone of its genre, the court room drama. It’s been cited among the greatest of all times – and for a reason. Script, directing and verve and vigor of the actors are so compelling, funny at times, precise, concise, with a wonderful view on human nature as one might find it in any neighbourhood – it’s worth more than one look.