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Day Watch (2006)
"Dnevnoy dozor" (original title)

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A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

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Mariya Poroshina ...
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Viktor Verzhbitskiy ...
Zhanna Friske ...
Dmitriy Martynov ...
Egor (as Dima Martynov)
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Aleksey Chadov ...
Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev ...
Aleksey Maklakov ...
Aleksandr Samoylenko ...
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Yuriy Kutsenko ...
Ignat (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Irina Yakovleva ...
Georgiy Dronov ...
Tolik (as Egor Dronov)
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Storyline

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

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framed | murder | death | vampire | fight | See more »

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The second chapter in the epic fantasy trilogy See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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1 January 2006 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Night Watch 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,730 (USA) (1 June 2007)

Gross:

$450,686 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Geser freezes the time near the end of the movie, you can still see snow falling and birds flying by. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: 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 »

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Soundtracks

Peterburg - Leningrad
Music by Kim Breytburg (as K. Breytburg)
Lyrics by Evgeniy Muravyov (as Ye. Muravyov)
Performed by Boris Moiseev (as B. Moiseyev) and Lyudmila Gurchenko (as L. Gurchenko)
Record provided by OOO Studiya 'Dialog', © Oazis
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Very good; shame a lot of references will be lost on Western audiences
2 January 2006 | by (St. Petersburg) – See all my reviews

Well, I watched Day Watch with my American girlfriend in a St. Petersburg cinema a few hours ago, and we both enjoyed it. The relatively huge success of of the first episode obviously allowed the producers to pump more cash into this second installment, and it shows throughout the film. The CG sequences are slicker and more impressive, and so is pretty much everything else, including the consistently confident directing. Even the fact that the premise is so annoyingly weak doesn't spoil the fun as much as it did in the first film.

As a Russian though, the thing I liked best was the unmistakable Russian-ness of the movie. As far as film-making is concerned, I don't normally mean that as a compliment, but with Day Watch it is different. While it can definitely appeal to a wider international audience (my girlfriend, albeit a bit of a Russophile, is an indication of that), it is at the same time literally packed with all sorts of clever wordplay and references to various realities of Russian life, ranging from political satire to hilariously blatant product placement.

Even though I can enjoy a less obnoxious art-house film every now and then, on the whole I prefer clever commercial movies, and Day Watch falls into that category very neatly.


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