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Day Watch (2006)

Dnevnoy dozor (original title)
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A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

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Timur Bekmambetov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Anton
Mariya Poroshina ... Svetlana
Vladimir Menshov ... Geser
Galina Tyunina ... Olga
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ... Zavulon
Zhanna Friske ... Alisa
Dmitriy Martynov ... Egor (as Dima Martynov)
Valeriy Zolotukhin ... Otets Kosti
Aleksey Chadov ... Kostya
Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev ... Zoar
Aleksey Maklakov ... Semyon
Aleksandr Samoylenko ... Medved
Yuriy Kutsenko ... Ignat (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Irina Yakovleva Irina Yakovleva ... Galina Rogova
Georgiy Dronov ... Tolik (as Egor Dronov)
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Storyline

Anton belongs to the Forces of the Light as do his powerful girlfriend and apprentice, but his son is a powerful teenager from the Darkness and Anton protects him. When the balance between Light and Darkness is affected by the death of some evil vampires, Anton is framed and accused of the murders, and he chases an ancient chalk that has the power of changing the destiny of its owner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Watch 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Kazakhstan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,730, 3 June 2007

Gross USA:

$450,897

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,918,532
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song Anton starts to sing at the Dark Others' party is a Polish revolutionary song of the late 19th century, called "Warszawianka" and well known in Russia with Russian lyrics. Its second line goes, "Dark forces are violently oppressing us". See more »

Goofs

The car number plates shown in "Moscow, 1992" don't match the actual Russian license plates of 1992. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Why does the wind come? To cover tracks where we have passed... so no one thinks we are still alive. It was long ago and no one can remember now how the Warriors of Light and the Warriors of Darkness clashed on the Bridge of Justice... how blood was spilled... how the great Jassar's heart could not bear it and he stopped the battle. But once, when the night is longer than the day, a new Great One will come and the world will be plunged into darkness. And nothing can save it, except...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits of the filmmakers are displayed as signs and street advertising, as Semyon drives through the streets of Moscow in his Night Watch truck. See more »

Alternate Versions

The international version was cut by ca. 18 minutes for the worldwide release by FOX. Additionally, a new prologue has been added, summing up the events of Nochnoy Dozor (2004). Here are some of the bigger scenes omitted from the international version:
  • Anton and Anatoly play basketball in the computer room.
  • Alisa visits Galina Rogova's little daughter to find out if she saw Gorodetsky.
  • Anton calls his ex-wife (Yegor's mother) to find out where Yegor is.
  • In the subway, Anton escapes from the pursuing Dark Others by jumping into a running train. The pursuers kill a night guard who tries to stop them.
  • At the party Anton grabs a microphone from a singer and starts singing Communist songs.
  • Yegor is trying to suck out life's force of Svetlana through the needle he put into her at the beginning. Additionally to that, there are many trims of existing scenes and excised lines. Also, there are some cuts for violence, e.g. Yegor pouring a pot of hot sausages over a vendor and Anton's brutal beating by the security guard.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Na teplokhode muzyka igrayet
Music by Vyacheslav Dobrynin (as V. Dobrynin)
Lyrics by Mikhail Ryabinin (as M. Ryabinin)
© TABBAK
Played at Yegor's birthday party, lip-synched by a female singer
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A massive undertaking of alien proportions. Dreamlike, confusing.
31 March 2006 | by dilbertsupermanSee all my reviews

Phew! What an imagination these boys have!! This entire experience is very dream-like in that the strangest things make sense in this universe, you can flush yourself down a toilet, or perhaps drive a car in a MOST unusual manner, or maybe slip into another dimension to escape your enemy.

This is a world where dark ones and light ones live in an uneasy truce among the unsuspecting living. Once you get your head around this world's rules it starts to make sense and it becomes an action drama like any other, yet unlike any other. And for that, you should see it- but don't expect to understand it very much at first.. it helps if you saw the first film of this series- Night Watch, but that film sucked in comparison to this one in my opinion- and maybe that was just budgetary constraints but hey- it still sucked.

The good thing about having seen Night Watch is that it will make you like this one a whole lot more because you will understand what's going on and then focus on the plot and the action- which is quite an orgy of bizarre circumstance.

So suffer through Night Watch, then watch this and I think you will get a really unique experience out of this- it's fantasy, vampires, spell-casters and a very omnipresent Russia woven into this all. It's a must see because of it's uniqueness and to be forgiven for the occasional stupidity or clumsiness in transition it presents, it has a unique beauty that needs preservation just like a Russian. :-)

I must applaud the director for creating a scene with women and high action where you would have expected to see a man. When you see the movie- you will see what I mean, and it's just one of many of the clever and confounding -dream-rules apply- plot twists this thing will throw at you with total abandon.


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