In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - ... See full summary »
Vampires and witches in the modern world. Has a complete new spin on the concept. Dark Ones and Light Ones (sort of like in Constantine) battle it out while the light try to maintain a ... See full synopsis »
Anton belongs to the Forces of the Light as well as 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
The film has a tagline "First film of the year" because it was released on January 1, 2006 (the premiere took place at 3 a.m. in a Moscow theatre of "Oktyabr"). See more »
When Alisher gets a call from Anton in Samarqand, he calls him only by his first name ("Anton"). However, the Dark Other passing by Alisher says to Zavulon that a "Gorodetsky" (Anton's last name) is coming to Samarqand. See more »
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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The credits for the actors which appear at the beginning of the movie, are shown as street advertising reflecting on the car window shield. See more »
My first piece of advice before watching this film would be to make sure you see Night Watch first. This certainly isn't a trilogy that you could watch out of sequence.
But for those willing to start at the beginning this is one of the most rewarding pieces of cinema you'll ever see. The CG is awesome, the acting first class and the direction of Timur Bekmambetov is breathtaking (a point not lost on Hollywood with him signing up to direct his first English language film).
The ending of the first film is taken a step further and knitted together beautifully with the second, keeping you gripped with questions and answers from start to finish. In fact the pace was so good I barely noticed the fact that it was 3 hours long.
The only things that confuse me about this film is where can they possibly go with Dusk Watch..... and could it be even better.
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