Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end.
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
When Anton picks Svetlana up from her school classes for Light Others, several Russian Sci-Fi writers can be seen as students: Sergey Lukyanenko (author of the "Watch" novels), Vladimir Vasilyev (co-author of the novel "Day Watch"), Oleg Divov and Eduard Gevorkyan. See more »
Tamerlane is speaking modern Kazakh language. 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 end credits of the filmmakers are displayed as signs and street advertising, as Semyon drives through the streets of Moscow in his Night Watch truck. See more »
First rule - you have to have seen Night Watch. Its well worth seeing Night Watch for a number of reasons, but understanding the second film in this trilogy is probably the best of them. It makes the whole first film worthwhile. While Night Watch was very over the top and quite silly (but brilliant in its own way), Day Watch carries off its excesses off much more confidently and brings real meaning to the first film.
Second rule - you've really got to let yourself go of any preconceptions. This film is as mad as they come and completely unlikely, but wonderfully enjoyable in a very eccentric way. If you start comparing it to Hollywood equivalents you'll miss the point, and if you think you're going to see some "serious" Matrixesque fantasy, you'll be sorely disappointed. This film is pure myth, with the inexplicably unreal events and very much larger than life characterisations that any myth comes with.
The fact that it is a Russian myth and full of many Russian references is both frustrating and at the same time great for a Western viewer. You know there are hidden depths that you'll never quite get, but its fascinating to watch. And these bits are fairly infrequent, so don't be put off by it. :-) Third rule - don't see it yet, because you'll really want to know what on earth (or maybe not) they are going to do in the third part! :-(
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