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Nochnoy dozor (2004)

A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

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Valeriy Zolotukhin ...
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Svetlana
Galina Tyunina ...
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Ignat (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Aleksey Chadov ...
Zhanna Friske ...
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Rimma Markova ...
Mariya Mironova ...
Aleksey Maklakov ...
Aleksandr Samoylenko ...
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Egor (as Dima Martynov)
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Storyline

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. Written by Armin Ortmann {armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de}

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All That Stands Between Light And Darkness Is The Night Watch.


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Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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3 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guardianes de la noche  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

RUR 80,740,175 (Russia) (11 July 2004)

Gross:

$1,487,477 (USA) (30 April 2006)
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Trivia

In the final book of the series, "Last Watch", first Semyon, then Yegor reference some noticeable events of this movie, having seen them in their dreams, and Anton tells them dreams are sometimes messages from parallel worlds. This might explain all the differences between the "Watch" movies and the "Watch" books. See more »

Goofs

As the subway train passes the station name "Botanicheskij Sad (Botanical Garden)" is shown on the wall and then the announcement is made that the next station will be "Botanicheskij Sad". See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Since the time immemorial, the knights who call themselves the Warriors of Light have been chasing witches and sorcerers who torture humans.
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Crazy Credits

In the middle of the end credits, there is a teaser scene from the next movie, Dnevnoy dozor (2006) with Zavulon getting hit by a bus. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Boginya: kak ya polyubila (2004) See more »

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Fearless
Written by Sam Endicott
Performed by The Bravery
Featured during the end-credits of the Fox release for the USA & Canada
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outstanding!
10 October 2004 | by (Fredericksburg, VA USA) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie a month or two ago. Unlike most movies I have seen for a while, this movie grabs your imagination and doesn't let go. From the story line, to the cinematography, to the surprise that a few certain scenes were computer-rendered... I was captivated by this movie.

I had heard that this movie did very well in the Russian box office from a friend, and decided to buy it. If this movie were to be released in the US, it would probably rank equally as high.

Nochnoj dozor delves into the realms of good and evil. The story is that a treaty was made during an ancient war between good and evil, the agreement being a balance between the two. Evil would set up a "Day Watch" to police the Light/Good beings. They, in turn, ran a "Night Watch" which would police the Dark/Evil beings.

The supernatural powers of both sides, which are portrayed in the movie, are some of the cleanest 'movie-magic' I have ever seen.


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