In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - ... See full summary »
The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the ... See full summary »
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
WILHELM SCREAM: When the hotel is being destroyed, just after the man in the bathrobe gets knocked down. See more »
The photographer taking pictures on Yegor's birthday shoots multiple pictures, and electric sounds of the film transporter are audible. However, the camera bag is of a Zenit camera, and the objective name is "Zenitar-MS". Zenit is a mechanical camera without an electric motor. The photographer takes a series of shots of Anton partying, with one shot per second. However, the flash used on the camera (either a Unomat, or a Vivitar flash) normally needs 3 to 5 seconds to recharge. See more »
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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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 »
The Russian version is approx. 20 minutes longer than the international cinema release. See more »
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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