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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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The second chapter in the epic fantasy trilogy See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$46,730, 3 June 2007

Gross USA:

$450,897

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,918,532
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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

The clips of the soccer match featured in the film were taken from a friendly match of national teams: Russia 4-3 Lithuania (the match took place on 18 August 2004). See more »

Goofs

Before crashing into a black semi, the grill of the Gorsvet ZiL truck gets covered by some protective shields. However, when the ZiL comes out of the semi, the protective shields are gone. 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 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 »

Alternate Versions

The Russian version is approx. 20 minutes longer than the international cinema release. See more »

Connections

Follows Night Watch (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Varshavyanka
Music by Waclaw Swiecicki (as W. Swiecicki)
Lyrics by Gleb Krzhizhanovsky (as G. Krzhizhanovsky)
Performed by Konstantin Khabenskiy (uncredited)
Several lines from the song are sung by Anton at Yegor's birthday party
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Very good; shame a lot of references will be lost on Western audiences
2 January 2006 | by elvindillSee all my reviews

Well, I watched Day Watch with my American girlfriend in a St. Petersburg cinema a few hours ago, and we both enjoyed it. The relatively huge success of of the first episode obviously allowed the producers to pump more cash into this second installment, and it shows throughout the film. The CG sequences are slicker and more impressive, and so is pretty much everything else, including the consistently confident directing. Even the fact that the premise is so annoyingly weak doesn't spoil the fun as much as it did in the first film.

As a Russian though, the thing I liked best was the unmistakable Russian-ness of the movie. As far as film-making is concerned, I don't normally mean that as a compliment, but with Day Watch it is different. While it can definitely appeal to a wider international audience (my girlfriend, albeit a bit of a Russophile, is an indication of that), it is at the same time literally packed with all sorts of clever wordplay and references to various realities of Russian life, ranging from political satire to hilariously blatant product placement.

Even though I can enjoy a less obnoxious art-house film every now and then, on the whole I prefer clever commercial movies, and Day Watch falls into that category very neatly.


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