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The Darkest Hour (I) (2011)

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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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Yuriy Kutsenko ...
Matvei (as Gosha Kutsenko)
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Sasha (as Nikolai Efremov)
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Boris (as Georgy Gromov)
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Yuri (as Arthur Smoljaninov)
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Tess (as Anna Roudakova)
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Anton Batkin (as Petr Fedorov)
Ivan Gromov ...
Bartender No. 1
Aleksandr Chernykh ...
Bartender No. 2 (as Alexsandr Chernyh)
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Storyline

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)  »

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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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The boat the refugees use to try to reach the submarine is named "Orca" (spelled "orka" in Cyrillic). See more »

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When they are floating down the river on the boat to get to the submarine, you can see traffic in the background just as they go under a bridge. See more »

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Ben: Wait, let me put down the only effective weapon to attend to a lady in distress.
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References Matlock (1986) See more »

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Mockba (Moscow)
Written by I. Pustelnik
Performed by Marcollo
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If we would have an invasion wouldn't be as illogical as this one.
10 October 2012 | by (Bogotá, Colombia) – See all my reviews

Certainly the production didn't have a continuity person or the energy of the aliens were such a effective to modify the continuity of the story.

The end, pathetically without budget. An alien was never showed dead or alive... The columns of energy seems just nice lights on Earth. A movie like this one should explain everything.

All the movie with a script as done for a kids adventure and poetical Russians.

The main actors have done a good job regardless of the novice actors and their reinforced words.

I ask myself why Hollywood don't spend money in worthy ideas.


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