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Night Watch (2004) More at IMDbPro »Nochnoy dozor (original title)

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

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Timur Bekmambetov (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
8 July 2004 (Belarus) See more »
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Tagline:
All That Stands Between Light And Darkness Is The Night Watch.
Plot:
A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Anton
Vladimir Menshov ... Geser
Valeriy Zolotukhin ... Otets Kosti
Mariya Poroshina ... Svetlana
Galina Tyunina ... Olga
Yuriy Kutsenko ... Ignat (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Aleksey Chadov ... Kostya
Zhanna Friske ... Alisa

Ilya Lagutenko ... Andrey
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ... Zavulon
Rimma Markova ... Koldunya Darya
Mariya Mironova ... Mat Egora
Aleksey Maklakov ... Semyon
Aleksandr Samoylenko ... Medved
Dmitriy Martynov ... Egor (as Dima Martynov)
Anna Slyu ... Tigryonok
Anna Dubrovskaya ... Vampirsha
Sergey Prikhodko ... Pyotr
Igor Savochkin ... Maksim Ivanovich
Georgiy Dronov ... Tolik (as Egor Dronov)
Nikolay Olyalin ... Inkvizitor
Dmitriy Klokov
Dmitriy Osetrov ... Militsioner u vykhoda iz metro
Konstantin Murzenko ... Paren v metro
Anatoliy Gorin ... Rabotnik TETs
Lyudmila Yaronova
Aleksandr Shchurok
Nikolay Kiselev
Marina Ivanova
Viktor Ivanov (as Vitya Ivanov)
Polina Shchurok
Tatyana Shchankina ... Suevernaya passazhirka v samolete
Aleksandr Kozlov ... Muzh suevernoy passazhirki
Igor Pismennyy ... Passazhir samoleta
Viktoriya Smirnova
Sergey Kalashnikov
Ekaterina Malikova ... Styuardessa samoleta
Vladislav Anufriev (as Vladik Anufriev)
Yuriy Yakovlev ... Malchik (as Yura Yakovlev)
Ivan Popov (as Vanya Popov)
Aleksey Kurochkin (as Lyosha Kurochkin)
Yaroslav Romashenko (as Yarik Romashenko)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Yuri Lowenthal ... Kostya (voice: English version)

Darian Weiss ... Egor (voice: English version)
Blestyashchie ... Gerl-gruppa Alisy (uncredited)
Igor Gasparyan ... Voditel-kavkazets (uncredited)
Yuliya Kovalchuk ... Solistka gerl-gruppy Alisy (uncredited)
Igor Lifanov ... Presledovatel (uncredited)
Oleg Mokshantsev ... Pokupatel v supermarkete (uncredited)
Aleksandra Nazarova ... Mat Svetlany / Starushka na plyonke (uncredited)
Aleksey Neklyudov ... Zakadrovyy tekst (voice) (uncredited)
Kseniya Novikova ... Solistka gerl-gruppy Alisy (uncredited)
Anna Semenovich ... Solistka gerl-gruppy Alisy (uncredited)
Galina Stakhanova ... Starushka na plyonke (uncredited)
Stepan Starchikov ... Zakadrovyy golos (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Timur Bekmambetov 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Timur Bekmambetov (screenplay) and
Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay)

Sergey Lukyanenko (novel)

Produced by
Varvara Avdyushko .... executive producer (as Varvara Avdiushko)
Igor Bondarenko .... co-executive producer
Konstantin Ernst .... producer
Arthur Gorson .... executive producer: post-production
Aleksey Kublitskiy .... executive producer
Aleksei Kulibin .... supervising producer
Anatoliy Maksimov .... producer
Sook Yhun .... producer (english version)
 
Original Music by
Yuriy Poteenko 
 
Cinematography by
Sergey Trofimov 
 
Film Editing by
Dmitriy Kiselev 
 
Casting by
Tamara Odintsova 
 
Production Design by
Mukhtar Mirzakeyev 
Valeriy Viktorov  (as Valera Viktorov)
 
Art Direction by
Valeriy Viktorov  (as Valera Viktorov)
 
Costume Design by
Varvara Avdyushko  (as Varvara Avdiushko)
 
Production Management
Reece Ewing .... post-production supervisor (as Larry Ewing)
 
Sound Department
Bob Bowman .... assistant sound editor
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Pavel Doreuli .... sound effects
Marc Fishman .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Tony Lamberti .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Levy .... sound recordist
Donald Lyles .... sound recordist
Jon Mete .... supervising sound editor
Jon Title .... sound editor
Karen Vassar Triest .... sound editor (as Karen Vassar)
 
Special Effects by
Ilya Churinov .... pyrotechnician
Pyotr Gorshenin .... special effects
Angela Petrosyan .... special effects producer
 
Visual Effects by
Denis Alymov .... animator
Evgeny Barulin .... visual effects supervisor
Stas Basko .... visual effects artist
Roman Bazyuchenko .... visual effects supervisor
Oleg Belyaev .... digital compositor
Gregory Chalenko .... digital compositor: Bazelevs
Nick Damico .... visual effects
Sergey Denisov .... visual effects supervisor: Dr.PICTURE Studios
Arkadiy Dubinin .... additional visual effects
Yaroslav Dyachenko .... digital compositor
Andrey Emelyanov .... digital artist
Evgeniy Gittsigrat .... animator: Ulitka
Aleksandr Gorokhov .... visual effects producer
Pavel Khanyutin .... visual effects supervisor
Max Kirienko .... visual effects supervisor
Vadim Kirillin .... computer graphics artist
Oleksandr Kucherov .... visual effects artist
Viktor Lakisov .... animation supervisor
Vladimir Leschinski .... visual effects supervisor
Dan Lopez .... visual effects
Nikolay Malyshev .... digital compositor
Andrey Mesnyankin .... visual effects supervisor
Oleksii Moskalenko .... visual effects supervisor
Andrei V. Nikitin .... visual effects art director
Ruslan Ogorodnik .... visual effects supervisor
Pavel Perepyolkin .... visual effects art director
Angela Petrosyan .... visual effects producer
Dmitry Robustov .... research & development
Dmitry Shumkin .... digital artist
Kirill Skaletski .... digital effects artist
Maksim Sychev .... computer graphics artist
Greg Tsadilas .... digital effects artist
Ilya Vostrov .... modeler
Johnny Wilson .... visual effects
Sergei Zadorozhny .... digital artist
Robert Lang .... 2K data colourist (uncredited)
Chris Wallace .... 2K data colourist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dmitriy Tarasenko .... fight choreographer
Sergei Vorobyov .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Elena Ivanova .... director of photography: second unit
Nikolay Litvinov .... Steadicam operator
 
Editorial Department
Dan Aguilar .... digital intermediate editor
Tuija Kotamäki .... negative cutter
Jonathan Slater .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Norik Basegian .... musician: duduk
Nadezhda Chibisova .... musician: piano solo
Alexei Rudnevsky .... chorus director
Jim Schultz .... music editor
Aleksandr Vedernikov .... conductor
 
Other crew
Severi Glanville .... 2K data recordist (uncredited)
Mika Kongas .... 2k data recordist (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nochnoy dozor" - Russia (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images and language
Runtime:
114 min
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: The episode of "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" (1997) that Yegor is watching skips to a different scene that happens much later in a matter of seconds.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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in The Goddess (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

I heard these movies were based on books, is that true?
Where can I get a copy of the uncut Russian version?
During the scene on the rooftop, was the battle between the armored warriors actually occurring?
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177 out of 221 people found the following review useful.
Shows promise as the beginning of a trilogy..., 2 May 2005
Author: deepcheck from New York

I have always respected fantasy-set films that try and take themselves seriously as cinematic pieces. When a director takes the actual construction of the film seriously, or tries to, I can respect the intent. As such "Night Watch" is difficult to judge. The cinematography is excellent: the camera-work is superb, the mood is perfect, the effects are beautifully rendered (and not overused), and the timing of individual scenes is consistent throughout the piece. The problem is the overall timing of the film. For over half the film, the overall plot and premise is ignored. It is very much as if we are watching two different episodes of the same TV series; the characters are the same, the premise is the same, it is clear how the plots fit together visually and thematically, but otherwise they have pretty much nothing to do with one another. They are not disjointed in their construction or presentation, it is simply that the plot threads are mostly unrelated.

It is worth pointing out that this is the first film in a planned trilogy. Every hanging plot/character moment in the film is very strongly intended to be followed through upon in the next two films, and it shows. Characters and references are not simply tossed aside, but are led into gently just enough to let the audience know that greater things are intended. While I'm not particularly a fan of this kind of thing, Night Watch does it very well, and I await the sequels with anticipation.

Many people on this board have made comparisons to Star Wars EpI-II, and for the life of me I haven't the faintest clue why. The concept of Imperfect Good vs Seductive Evil within the human soul was hardly invented by George Lucas (though vampires in Star Wars would be pretty freakin' cool), and its presentation in Night Watch is tight and interesting. There is no resemblance whatsoever, this is one of the more original films that I have ever seen, and I recommend it both for its flaws and perfections.

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