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

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Thriller  |  3 March 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Menshov ...
Valeriy Zolotukhin ...
Mariya Poroshina ...
Galina Tyunina ...
Yuriy Kutsenko ...
Ignat (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Aleksey Chadov ...
Zhanna Friske ...
Rimma Markova ...
Mariya Mironova ...
Mat Egora
Aleksey Maklakov ...
Aleksandr Samoylenko ...
Egor (as Dima Martynov)


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 {}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guardianes de la noche  »

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Box Office


$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$66,584 (Turkey) (30 September 2005)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Konstantin Khabenskiy, who plays Anton, actually worked briefly as a night watchman before he became an actor. See more »


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 »


[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

The end credits are accompanied by a clip show of the movie in fast speed. The clip show is timed to the Russian end credits song "Nochnoi Dozor" by the band UmaTurman and corresponds with its lyrics. In the international version, the song has been replaced, however, the clip show is still the same. See more »


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("The Battle")
Written by Filip Chmyr, Aleksandr Kravtsov, Aleksandr Gorokh, and Stepan Bitus
Performed by Drum Ecstasy
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User Reviews

10 October 2004 | by (Fredericksburg, VA USA) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie a month or two ago. Unlike most movies I have seen for a while, this movie grabs your imagination and doesn't let go. From the story line, to the cinematography, to the surprise that a few certain scenes were computer-rendered... I was captivated by this movie.

I had heard that this movie did very well in the Russian box office from a friend, and decided to buy it. If this movie were to be released in the US, it would probably rank equally as high.

Nochnoj dozor delves into the realms of good and evil. The story is that a treaty was made during an ancient war between good and evil, the agreement being a balance between the two. Evil would set up a "Day Watch" to police the Light/Good beings. They, in turn, ran a "Night Watch" which would police the Dark/Evil beings.

The supernatural powers of both sides, which are portrayed in the movie, are some of the cleanest 'movie-magic' I have ever seen.

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