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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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Timur Bekmambetov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Anton
Mariya Poroshina ... Svetlana
Vladimir Menshov ... Geser
Galina Tyunina Galina Tyunina ... Olga
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ... Zavulon
Zhanna Friske ... Alisa
Dmitriy Martynov ... Egor (as Dima Martynov)
Valeriy Zolotukhin ... Otets Kosti
Aleksey Chadov ... Kostya
Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev ... Zoar
Aleksey Maklakov ... Semyon
Aleksandr Samoylenko ... Medved
Yuriy Kutsenko ... Ignat (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Irina Yakovleva Irina Yakovleva ... Galina Rogova
Georgiy Dronov ... Tolik (as Egor Dronov)
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Storyline

Anton belongs to the Forces of the Light as do 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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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Watch 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Kazakhstan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

RUR 160,887,453 (Russia), 8 January 2006

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,730, 3 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$450,686, 29 July 2007
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the celebration of Yegor's birthday, many Russian celebrities are present, among others: artist Nikas Safronov, music critic Artemiy Troitskiy, producer Yuri Ayzenshpis, leader of the band "Leningrad" Sergey Shnurov and singer Boris Moiseev. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, there is a neon sign "Happy New Year! Moscow 2006". However, the statue of "The Worker and the Farmer" which can be seen in the film, was removed for restoration before 2006. 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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Crazy Credits

The Russian title of the movie is displayed as a pattern of lit windows at the front side of the hotel "Kosmos". The international version has an additional title card which appears before the beginning of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The international version was cut by ca. 18 minutes for the worldwide release by FOX. Additionally, a new prologue has been added, summing up the events of Nochnoy Dozor (2004). Here are some of the bigger scenes omitted from the international version:
  • Anton and Anatoly play basketball in the computer room.
  • Alisa visits Galina Rogova's little daughter to find out if she saw Gorodetsky.
  • Anton calls his ex-wife (Yegor's mother) to find out where Yegor is.
  • In the subway, Anton escapes from the pursuing Dark Others by jumping into a running train. The pursuers kill a night guard who tries to stop them.
  • At the party Anton grabs a microphone from a singer and starts singing Communist songs.
  • Yegor is trying to suck out life's force of Svetlana through the needle he put into her at the beginning. Additionally to that, there are many trims of existing scenes and excised lines. Also, there are some cuts for violence, e.g. Yegor pouring a pot of hot sausages over a vendor and Anton's brutal beating by the security guard.
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Connections

Follows Night Watch (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Chornyy bumer
Performed by Sergey Parkhomenko
Music by Sergey Parkhomenko
Lyrics by Sergey Parkhomenko
© (p) Seryoga
First song heard when Anton and Svetlana approach VDNKh metro station
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Supreme Sequel!
7 June 2007 | by zombieninjagrrlSee all my reviews

Generally, sequels are inferior to their parent counterparts. However, this is one of those great times when the sequel surpasses the quality of the first and stands on it's own bearings. The plot line was well written and the acting was absolutely fantastic! Watching in the native language with the subtitles merely added to the essence of the story.

GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

But, if you have read the books these movies are based on, please do not compare. It's as if Lukanyenko decided, "This is how I wanted it as a book, but it should be this way for the movie." They are basically separate entities. Yet, both extremely satisfying. You will not walk out of the movie saying, "The book was better than the movie," because you simply cannot equate the two. And if you haven't read the books. READ THEM! It is very interesting to see the absolute contrast of the author's ideas on paper and on film.


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