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In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.

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Dato Bakhtadze ...
Sergei
Yuriy Kutsenko ...
Matvei (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Nikolay Efremov ...
Sasha (as Nikolai Efremov)
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Boris (as Georgy Gromov)
Artur Smolyaninov ...
Yuri (as Arthur Smoljaninov)
Anna Rudakova ...
Tess (as Anna Roudakova)
Pyotr Fyodorov ...
Anton Batkin (as Petr Fedorov)
Ivan Gromov ...
Bartender No. 1
Aleksandr Chernykh ...
Bartender No. 2 (as Alexsandr Chernyh)
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The American software designers Sean and Ben travel to Moscow to sell their software to investors. However, their Swedish partner Skyler pulls a fast one on Sean and Ben, and they are out of the business. They go to a nightclub, where they meet American Natalie and Australian Anne and they flirt with the girls and see Skyler in the club. Out of the blue, the population is surprised by lights, which they mistake for natural phenomena. But soon, they learn that the lights are aliens invading Earth and using power supply to annihilate mankind. Sean, Ben, Natalie, Anne and Skyler hide in the kitchen and when they leave the place, they seek out survivors on the street. Are they the last people on Earth? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La última noche de la humanidad  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,000,000 (USA) (23 December 2011)

Gross:

$21,426,805 (USA) (24 February 2012)
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Production was suspended for a planned two weeks due to the extraordinary air pollution caused by heavy smoke from the wild fires surrounding Moscow in August 2010. It eventually resumed three weeks later. Even with this precaution, smoke still made it into a lot of shots and had to be digitally removed in post production. See more »

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When they are floating down the river on the boat to get to the submarine, you can clearly see the footage is reversed to make it look like the boat is floating down the stream. The sailing route is clearly visible, and the boat is "floating" backwards along it. See more »

Quotes

Russian Flight Attendant: Sir, could you please turn that off? It can interfere with the plane's navigation systems.
Sean: Do you really believe that? Because people have been talking outside, you know, the flight attendant social circle of trust, and word is that nobody really believes that.
Ben: Excuse my friend. He was dropped on his head as a child.
Sean: No. If these were really that bad, the wouldn't let you bring them on the plane, flat out. If you agree with me, don't unfold your arms.
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Mockba (Moscow)
Written by I. Pustelnik
Performed by Marcollo
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Better than you might think
25 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just got back from a screening of The Darkest Hour and honestly this film was better than I anticipated. I confess, I hadn't wanted to go at all but my friend insisted and so to keep the peace I went. Granted, the beginning is a uneven and it was unclear where the story was going but once it clicks in the thing moves right along. You are never sure who is going to die next and that helps keep the suspense level high. The acting is serviceable and the location is a refreshing change from the usual New York/Chicago skylines. It's frankly more interesting to watch the tale unfold against the dinginess of contemporary Moscow, and with Russian soldiers instead of Americans. Moreover, the special effects are simple, but effective.

In essence, invisible beings are here to steal our electricity and only insulators (e.g. glass or Faraday Cages) enable us to be hide from them. Because they are ruthless and utterly determined, there is no hope for negotiation, no chance for peace. Early on it is made clear either we win or we will be exterminated.

I liked everything about the movie, even though the alien invasion genre has gotten a bit tired of late. I was never bored and was always in suspense as to what would happen next. At 89 minutes, this joint Russian-American production probably could have taken more time with its story and characters, and not be in such a hurry to kill them off. Since the background is so different, maybe they could have shown us more of the city or used the locations more effectively.

Yet for all the obvious complaints one can make, the move works if you let it. I believe viewers will find it worth their while. Take it for what it is, and I honestly think you will have a good time at The Darkest Hour.


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