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The Darkest Hour -- In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.
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The Darkest Hour -- In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.
The Darkest Hour -- In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.
The Darkest Hour -- In Russia, a group of kids struggle to survive after an alien invasion.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jon Spaihts (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 December 2011 (USA) See more »
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Survive The Holidays See more »
Plot:
In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Absolutely loved it!!! See more (201 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Emile Hirsch ... Sean

Olivia Thirlby ... Natalie

Max Minghella ... Ben

Rachael Taylor ... Anne

Joel Kinnaman ... Skyler

Veronika Vernadskaya ... Vika
Dato Bakhtadze ... Sergei
Yuriy Kutsenko ... Matvei (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Nikolay Efremov ... Sasha (as Nikolai Efremov)

Georgiy Gromov ... 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)
Oleg Poddubnyy ... First Policeman (as Oleg Poddubny)
Vasiliy Fursenko ... Second Policeman (as Vasja Fursenko)
Ilya Ivanov ... Drunk Russian No. 1
Sem Vanin ... Drunk Russian No. 2 (as Sam Vanin)
Alya Nikulina ... Old Woman
Igor Nesvetaev ... Brainy Navy Cadet (as Igor Novoselov)
Mariya Romanova ... Russian Flight Attendant (as Maria Romanova)
Vladislav Barkovskiy ... Hefty Bouncer (as Slava Barkovsky)
Valentina Soboleva ... Girl Walking in Club
Louis Leebe ... Club DJ
Irina Antonenko ... Club Beauty (as Irina Antanenko)
Katerina Budyakova ... Girl at the DJ Booth
Olga Zhuk ... Clubgoer No. 1
Tamara Zhukova ... Clubgoer No. 2
Mariya Lavrova ... Clubgoer No. 3 (as Maria Lavrova)

Directed by
Chris Gorak 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jon Spaihts (screenplay)

Leslie Bohem (story) &
M.T. Ahern (story) and
Jon Spaihts (story)

Produced by
Timur Bekmambetov .... producer
Bob Harper .... executive producer
Tom Jacobson .... producer
Stephen A. Marinaccio II .... line producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
Hutch Parker .... executive producer
Charles Salmon .... line producer
Iva Stromilova .... co-producer
Monnie Wills .... executive producer
Lulu Zezza .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Tyler Bates 
 
Cinematography by
Scott Kevan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly (film editor)
Fernando Villena (film editor)
Doobie White (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Valeriy Viktorov  (as Valeri Viktorov)
 
Art Direction by
Ricky Eyres (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Alexsandr Dmitrev 
Vlad Kachanov 
Yuri Makov 
Sasha Prokofiev 
Yuri Sotnikov 
 
Costume Design by
Varvara Avdyushko 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Eisenhamerova .... hair designer (as Linda Dvorakova)
 
Production Management
Maxim Adjavi .... unit manager
Alexander Dostal .... production manager
Steven Kaminsky .... post-production supervisor
India Osborne .... unit production manager: France
John Watson .... unit production manager
Sergey Yahontov .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
K.C. Colwell .... first assistant director
Craig Comstock .... second assistant director
Dmitriy Kiselev .... second unit director
Jan Mensík .... first assistant director
Olga Tymshan .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Matt Codd .... concept artist
Jonathan Gesinski .... storyboard artist
Gabor Szugyi .... matte painter
Imery Watson .... concept artist
 
Sound Department
Stéphane Albinet .... sound mixer
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
James Moriana .... foley artist
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Kelly Oxford .... supervising sound editor
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Ann Scibelli .... sound designer
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Karen Vassar Triest .... sound effects editor (as Karen Vassar)
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Michael D. Wilhoit .... adr supervisor
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brian Cox .... special effects supervisor
Alexandre Ribeiro .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Nasser Abo .... visual effects artist
Steven Adams .... vfx executive producer: BUF
Ivy Agregan .... visual effects producer
Jason Arrieta .... digital stereoscopic compositor: Polygon Entertainment
Tricia Henry Ashford .... visual effects producer
Manasi Ashish .... visual effects
David Aughenbaugh .... digital stereoscopic compositor: Polygon Entertainment
Romain Bavent .... visual effects artist: BUF
Anne-Sophie Bertrand .... visual effects: BUF
Sébastien Blanchard .... visual effects coordinator
Christopher Bozzetto .... digital artist
Jakub Budina .... compositor
Jakub Budina .... stereoscopic roto artist
Julien Buisseret .... cg senior artist: BUF
Dalibor Cee .... visual effects artist
Shyamsundar Chandrasekaran .... visual effects artist
Fabien Charbonnier .... system administrator: BUF
Sujesh V. Chitty .... matte painter: Soho VFX
Seung Woo Cho .... visual effects artist
David Cole .... supervising digital colourist
Natalie Conliffe .... visual effects artist
Robert Coquia Jr. .... data management vfx
Sylvain Crombet .... cg senior artist: BUF
Ryan Cromie .... senior texture artist
Robert Cvengros .... tracker/matchmover
Carrel D'Souza .... visual effects coordinator
Vishal Darkunde .... matchmove artist: Tata Elxsi Ltd. visual computing lab.
Julien Debeauvais .... visual effect artist: BUF
Sharma Deep .... stereo compositor
Damien Delrue .... visual effects artist
Justine Demoulin .... digital artist
Martin Dolezal .... compositor
Matthew Dorazio .... visual effects artist
Jeff Dotson .... visual effects supervisor: Dot & Effects
Christophe Dupuis .... effects artist: BUF
Geoff DuQuette .... digital artist
Abdullah Ecirli .... digital compositor
Nadav Ehrlich .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Eddie Englander .... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Nathan Englbrecht .... digital effects artist
Pascal Etangsale .... visual effects artist: BUF
Stefen Fangmeier .... visual effects consultant
Tamás Fiedler .... stereoscopic artist
Airat Gabbasov .... modeling artist
Ales Gargulak .... digital stereoscopic compositor
Steve Gazo .... software & systems
Denis Geyko .... digital compositor
Denis Geyko .... on-set matchmover
Nader Gholipour .... visual effects artist
Mickael Girod .... visual effects artist: BUF
Yoel Godo .... cg artist
Sergei Gritsenko .... visual effects producer: Bazelevs
Kamilla Gutorova .... visual effects production manager
Jason Habelow .... assistant visual effects coordinator
Rami Hage .... senior visual effects artist: BUF
Jerry Hall .... digital compositor
Steven Hansen .... on-set survey: TIC
Petr Hastík .... lead compositor
Petr Hastík .... stereo artist
Mark Herman .... visual effects editor
Amy Hopkins .... visual effects coordinator
Bryan Howard .... rigger: Soho VFX
Tony Hurd .... visual effects producer: Polygon Entertainment
Veress Kovács István .... matte painter
Bernardo Jauregui .... visual effects production manager
Soyeon Jung .... digital compositor
Tomas Kalhous .... head of 2D: UPP
Tomas Kalhous .... stereoscopic compositor: UPP
Swapnil Khandagle .... senior texture artist (as Swapnil Khandagale)
Filip Kicev .... visual effects artist
Jia Kim .... digital stereoscopic compositor: Polygon Entertainment
Jin Yong Kim .... digital stereoscopic artist: PolygonFX
Jun Young Kim .... technical director
Pavel Kolar .... visual effects artist
Mikhail Komissarov .... digital compositor
Mikhail Komissarov .... on-set matchmover
Vsevolod Korovin .... digital matte painter
Mikhail Korovyansky .... pre-viz animatics
Vaclav Kostun .... machmove artist
Athena Kouverianos .... production manager: Soho VFX
Vladimir Kozhekin .... digital compositor
Tomas Krejzek .... visual effects artist
Anaïs Lacoste .... visual effects artist: BUF
Marc Lamorille .... vfx sequence supervisor
Laurent Launes .... vfx sequence supervisor
Taehee Lee .... cg supervisor: Polygon Entertaianment
Fred Lewis .... digital stereoscopic compositor: Polygon Entertainment
Blake Loyd .... visual effects production assistant
Daniel Lu .... lead modeller/rigger: Soho VFX
Xi Luo .... digital compositor
Anthony Lyant .... cg supervisor (as Anthony Liant)
Allan Magled .... visual effects supervisor: Soho VFX
Simon Magnan .... visual effects artist
Damian McDonnell .... additional digital intermediate colorist
Anand Ramachandran Menon .... visual effects artist (as Anand Ramachandran)
Marguerite Moreau de Lizoreux .... visual effects coordinator: BUF
Viktor Muller .... visual effects supervisor
Sergey Muravev .... visual effects (as Sergey Muraviev)
Stephane Naze .... visual effects supervisor: BUF
Natasha North .... visual effects coordinator
Cem Olcer .... visual effects artist
Dave Olivares .... visual effects technical director
Helene Ourabah .... environment artist
Loris Paillier .... vfx sequence supervisor
Camille Paleni .... visual effects artist
Anne-Sophie Palermo .... digital artist
Rémi Pierre .... visual effects
Robert Pik .... lead compositor
Robert Pik .... stereo artist
Pavel Raevskiy .... digital compositor
Pavel Raevskiy .... on-set matchmover
Jorge Razon .... vfx artist
Nolan Reese .... assistant visual effects editor
Clement Renaudin .... stereoscopic technical director: BUF
Clement Renaudin .... vfx sequence supervisor: BUF
Martin Reneleau .... vfx sequence supervisor: BUF
Alexandre Ribeiro .... visual effects artist
Sullivan Richard .... digital environment artist: BUF
Romain Rico .... visual effects artist
Alexandra Rizek .... visual effects production manager: Bazelevs
Ryan Jae Wook Park .... visual effects artist
Ruben Salazar .... digital compositor
Steve Sayer .... visual effects artist
Thomas Schober .... visual effects producer
Dennis Sedov .... visual effects production supervisor
Dennis Sedov .... visual effects supervisor: Bazelevs
Keith Sellers .... senior compositor: Soho VFX
Nirakar Sethy .... matchmoving artist
Dmitry Shumilin .... studio TD & software developer
Rick Smith .... digital stereoscopic compositor: Soho VFX
Daniel St-Amant .... digital compositor
Katie Stetson .... visual effects coordinator
Bobby Stockport .... visual effects artist
Contrail Storey .... digital stereoscopic compositor: Polygon Entertainment
Lubos Gerardo Surzin .... matte painter
Adrian Sutherland .... digital compositor: Soho vfx
Rob Tasker .... compositor: Soho VFX
Dmitriy Tokoyakov .... visual effects supervisor
Egor Tomskiy .... previz artist
Arnaud Trouvé .... software development: BUF
Adam Trowse .... digital compositor
Patton Tunstall .... digital artist
Hans Uhlig .... visual effects supervisor: Polygon Entertainment
Dimitri Uradovskiy .... visual effects artist: BUF
Frantisek Vaclavek .... visual effects artist
Sebastien Vergnon .... cg senior artist: BUF
Jocelyn Vincent .... visual effects coordinator
Walter Volpatto .... digital stereoscopic artist
Nashia Wachsman .... visual effects consultant
Jason Wilson .... visual effects artist
Robert Grigsby Wilson .... apprentice visual effects editor
Greg Winhall .... tracking artist
Michelle Yhan .... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Tristan Zerafa .... compositor
Kai Zhang .... digital artist: Soho VFX
Pedram Ziaei .... compositor
Raphael Zito .... lead digital effects artist
Isa Alsup .... digital effects supervisior (uncredited)
William Beaton .... post production coordinator (uncredited)
Alejandro Franceschi .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Mark Prusten .... creature supervisor (uncredited)
Mark Prusten .... lead look development artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Aleksandr Artemyeva .... stunts
Vadim Astafyev .... stunts
Arseny Barkovskiy .... stunts
Michael Belsky .... stunts
Andrey Bobrov .... stunts
Julia Borisova .... stunt double
Sergey Chekrygin .... stunts
Vladimir Chernyi .... stunts
Nina Deisadze .... stunts
Katerina Demenkova .... stunts
Olga Dovnar .... stunts
Darya Drobtova .... stunts
Dinara Faizulina .... stunts
Andrey Fedorov .... stunts
Amur Gamaev .... stunts
Darya Golikova .... stunts
Oleg Gostik .... stunts
Martin Ivanov .... stunt driver
Viktor Ivanov .... stunt coordinator (as Victor Ivanov)
Aleksandr Keryakov .... stunt double
Ruslan Khabibullov .... stunts
Darya Kotenko .... stunts
Aleksandr Krayevsky .... utility stunts
Masha Melnikova .... stunts
Sasha Nikitin .... stunts
Sergey Nosulenko .... stunt double (as Sergei Nosulenko)
Sergei Osipov .... stunts
Christina Pashaiya .... stunt double
Oleg Poddubnyy .... stunt player
Ilya Pozonyakov .... stunts
Alexei Rozdestvin .... stunt double
Sergei Sergeev .... stunts
Oleg Shilkin .... stunts
Sergey Smirnov .... stunts
Lariba Smirnova .... stunts
Olga Smyslova .... stunts
Fyodor Starykh .... stunt double
Victoria Tokareva .... stunts
Alexsandr Ustinov .... stunts
Yuri Vashurin .... stunts
Viktor Yelizarov .... stunts
Nastja Zotova .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory Abalov .... video assist
Artem Antonov .... dolly grip
James Barela .... second assistant camera
Minna Brown .... assistant camera
Alina Budina .... camera intern
Chris Burket .... 3d rig engineer
Bob Campi .... digital imaging technician
Dan Carling .... data capture engineer
John Carreon .... digital imaging technician: second unit
John Carreon .... digital utility
Steven J. Chambers .... data capture engineer
Carmen Del Toro .... data manager
Arkadiy Dubinin .... stereographer: second unit (as Arkady Dubinin)
Anna Evstratova .... convergence puller
Josh Greer .... assistant camera
Eric Leach .... director of photography: second unit
Kasimir Lehto .... lead stereographer
Dominic Mainl .... key first assistant camera
BJ McDonnell .... camera operator: "a" camera
BJ McDonnell .... steadicam operator
Tim Nagasawa .... camera technician
Anatoliy Neznanov .... gaffer
Joel Perkal .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Joel Perkal .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Patrick Ready .... data workflow supervisor
Raul Riveros .... digital imaging technician
Andrey Schtaff .... key grip
Rico Torres .... still photographer
Jay W. Yowler .... gaffer
Jay W. Yowler .... lighting director
Alex Zeihn .... electrician: Berlin unit
Demetri Portelli .... camera technician: 3D tests (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Frédéric Boulin .... senior animator
Damian Isherwood .... animator
Matthew Lajoie .... animator
Ajay Prakash .... animator
 
Casting Department
Johnny Gidcomb .... adr voice casting
Michelle Wade Byrd .... casting associate (as Michelle Wade)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicky Barron .... key costumer
Marlayna Cherisse .... assistant costume designer
Maria Hubackova .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Craig Dewey .... assistant editor
Valance Eisleben .... digital intermediate editor
Ryan Helsley .... digital intermediate producer
Ben Howdeshell .... first assistant editor
Christina Mar .... post-production assistant
Harry Muller .... color timer
Carrie Oliver .... digital intermediate conformist
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Robert Grigsby Wilson .... assistant editor
Tom Forletta .... colorist: final video (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nick Baxter .... scoring mixer
Brent Brooks .... music editor
Anastasia Brown .... music supervisor
Brian Cachia .... music programmer
Ross DeRoche .... supervising music copyist
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Dieter Hartmann .... music programmer
Joanne Higginbottom .... midi preparation
Alexander Perfilyev .... additional music scoring mixer
Rebekah Touma .... music coordinator
Jojo Villanueva .... music supervisor
Tim Williams .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Anna Alekseeva .... legal advisor
Toni Atterbury .... unit publicist
Nicolas Bailly .... intern coordinator
Rino Bonavita .... second assistant accountant
Daniel Booko .... voice actor
Susannah Brengel .... production estimator
Ryan Bury .... production assistant
Elena Caruso .... adr artist
Robert Coquia Jr. .... data management
Mickey Cox .... chef
Beth Dewey .... main title producer
Sergei Gratchev .... legal advisor
Michael Heard .... production executive
George 'Skip' Henfling .... production accountant
Mark D. Houston .... post production accountant
Gleb Kaminer .... adr voice
Yuriy Korchuganov .... legal advisor
Olga Kuznetsova .... unit interpreter
Victoria Leskin .... key assistant location manager
Natalia Menshenina .... legal advisor
Alexis Perrin .... production coordinator: France
Jessica Reavis .... production coordinator
Benjamin R. Reder .... production legal counsel
Janice Schumm .... script supervisor
Daniele Siragusano .... stereo sweetening
Andy Sowers .... production assistant
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem
Polina Stepanova .... assistant: Ms. Stromilova
Eugene Trubetskoy .... location manager
Olga Zakondyrina .... legal advisor
Richard W. Welch .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some language
Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound) | Datasat
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shot in 3D as opposed to post-conversion.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Sean:This is how it starts.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Shark Week" (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mockba (Moscow)See more »

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25 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely loved it!!!, 13 January 2012
Author: kuuk3 from United Kingdom

I loved this film. Original aliens, in an original location. Cast that you had no idea were going to live or not.

I know many of the other reviewers didn't like the invisible alien (cough 'after effects' cough), but quite frankly, we've seen every flesh type alien going. This was trying to be different and i think it worked flawlessly.

What makes it better than say skyline is the fact that humans are given an unbeatable alien to begin with, but during the course of the movie, find a way to fight back.

I agree that the girl at the end swimming to the bus stop was stupid. I also think at some point they would have put on a ski-suit and wrapped themselves in tinfoil for obvious reasons. I also would have tried firing a water pistol at them at some point. I wondered what would have happened if it had rained or snowed as well.

But leaving those aside, this is a great end of the world, alien invasion film. Turn your brain off, sit back with the popcorn and enjoy the flick.

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