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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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2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

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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
Dmitry Tarasenko .... fight choreographer
Sergei Vorobyov .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vitaly Ershov .... assistant camera
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:
Konstantin Khabenskiy, who plays Anton, actually worked briefly as a night watchman before he became an actor.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene with the "frozen" people, one of the "frozen" guys blinks several times and his hand holding a fork is shaking.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:
Featured in Kak snimalsya 'Nochnoy dozor' (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Moskovskiye oknaSee more »

FAQ

Are the books available in languages other than Russian?
If the Night Watch get to issue Dark Others a license to do bad, can Light Others do whatever they want?
A) Why were Anton and Olga able to walk right through the apartment door?
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70 out of 98 people found the following review useful.
Disarming and Marginally Effective Russian Vampire Romp, 7 March 2006
Author: David H. Schleicher from New Jersey, USA

"Night Watch" is far more entertaining than many of its American counterparts in the "secret underground world of vampires and good vs. evil" genre. Unlike "Underworld" and "Constantine" it kept my attention throughout, but still this Russian smash is severely flawed.

First, let's applaud the good parts. "Night Watch" is distinctly Russian. Moscow is presented as a vibrant mix of modern metropolis and Gothic-style throwback to the middle ages. The plot, heavily steeped in its own fabricated mythology from a series of popular books, also serves on some level as an allegory for the fall of Communism and the rise of Capitalism. In my mind, the forces of "dark" forced underground are the Communists, while the forces of "light" (whose HQ is fronted by the City Electric Company) are the Capitalists, who often get caught up in their own bureaucracy in their vain attempts to keep the peace and not violate the truce. Some of the special effects and modern riffs on vampirism are highly imaginative and disarming (I loved "The Gloom" aspect). The American distributors also deserve some credit for their creative use of subtitles which often become part of the scene without ever distracting from the visuals.

Unfortunately, the director is clearly a veteran of music videos, and he makes the action sequences hyper kinetic and often incoherent. When he does manage to create an alluring visual, he quick-cuts, and you wish he would've had the patience to hold some of the shots longer. This hectic visual style is evident in the plotting as well, which clearly is setting up for sequels with the introduction of many characters, though some of the subplots (especially involving the cursed virgin woman and her evil vortex) seemed unnecessary. Likewise, the rushed finale seemed oddly anti-climatic and didn't pack the wallop I feel the filmmakers intended.

Despite the flaws, I will eagerly await the American distribution of the sequels, and I suppose that is the greatest compliment a film like this can receive.

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