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Night Watch (2004)
"Nochnoy dozor" (original title)

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A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

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Vladimir Menshov ...
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Mariya Poroshina ...
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Yuriy Kutsenko ...
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Rimma Markova ...
Mariya Mironova ...
Mat Egora
Aleksey Maklakov ...
Aleksandr Samoylenko ...
Medved
Dmitriy Martynov ...
Egor (as Dima Martynov)
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Storyline

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. Written by Armin Ortmann {armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de}

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All That Stands Between Light And Darkness Is The Night Watch.


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Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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8 July 2004 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Guardianes de la noche  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$106,425 (USA) (17 February 2006)

Gross:

$1,487,477 (USA) (28 April 2006)
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Trivia

The novel "Night Watch" comprises three interconnected stories (as does every book in the "Watch" series). This film covers only one of them, the two others serving as a basis for the sequel. See more »

Goofs

As Yegor is about to enter the subway station, his hair is still wet. But when he enters the subway (and is spotted by Anton), his hair is dry and neat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Since the time immemorial, the knights who call themselves the Warriors of Light have been chasing witches and sorcerers who torture humans.
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Crazy Credits

In the middle of the end credits, there is a teaser scene from the next movie, Day Watch (2006) with Zavulon getting hit by a bus. See more »

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Followed by Day Watch (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Nochnoy dozor (Finalnyy rep)
("Night Watch (The Final Rap)")
Music by Vladimir Krestovskiy
Lyrics by Sergey Lukyanenko reworked by Vladimir Krestovskiy
Performed by Uma2rman (uncredited)
Featured during the end credits of the original Channel One Russia release
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Great film with a well created mythology
28 July 2005 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a very very entertaining film. It has some nice special effects for a film with such a small budget. Great acting by some believable actors. Great dialogue. Cool, fun action sequences. But the real backbone of this film is the mythology upon which the whole plot lies.

The mythology created by the original author upon which the film is based, belongs up there with the great ones like Lucas' Star Wars, the Wachowski brothers' Matrix, Tolkien's LOTR, Herbert's Dune. It just has that kind of history and interesting terms and names and events that make you go, "Wow! What's that all about?...That is so cool! I wanna learn more! Wouldn't be cool to live in that universe?" The funny thing for me though, is that this mythology, is a "vampire" related mythology. And since reading the Anne Rice novels and her well described history of the vampires, I have not been able to accept anyone else's interpretation of vampires. Kate Beckinsale in Underworld...no! And even though I think that the acting and writing for Buffy the Vampire Slayer was some of the best stuff on television, I just did not think that their treatment of vampire mythology was up to standard. But here in Night Watch...it worked! I thought that this was a tremendous film and enjoyed it greatly. I would absolutely recommend it, especially if you like any of the above mythical worlds, and are looking to get yourself into another one. Can't wait for the sequels!


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