Executions in 2013: min. 778 plus 'thousands' in China

Fiction

Last Light
Kiefer Sutherland plays a death row prisoner abused by the system. Ironically, the prison guard assigned to death row sees something similar between the two of them and as their relationship begins to open him up, it changes his life.

Languages: German, English
101min
Life Of David Gale [UK Import]
Suspenseful journey into deadly conspiracy & murderous deception begins when a respected professor who may or may not be guilty is charged with a brutal crime.


With a special feature about the death penalty in Texas. Language: English
125min
The Green Mile - Premium Edition (2 DVDs)
The Green Mile is a 1999 American drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted by him from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The movie is told in a flashback format and stars Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb and Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey and tells the story of Paul and his life as a corrections officer on Death Row during the Great Depression and the supernatural events he witnessed.

Among the "Special Features" the documentary "Walking the Mile"

Languages: German, English, Spanish
181min
Die 12 Geschworenen/12 Angry Men
As the film opens, the seemingly open-and-shut trial of a young Puerto Rican accused of murdering his father with a knife has just concluded and the 12-man jury retires to their microscopic, sweltering quarters to decide the verdict. When the votes are counted, 11 men rule guilty, while one doubts the obvious. Stressing the idea of "reasonable doubt," the 12th juror slowly chips away at the jury, who represent a microcosm of white, male society - exposing the prejudices and preconceptions that directly influence the other jurors' snap judgments.

Languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, English Sprachen: Französisch, Spanisch, Deutsch, Italienisch, Englisch
92min