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Two bands of warriors, one good and one evil, battle to keep the peace in Moscow in this cat's cradle thriller from Russia. In 1342, the Warriors of Light (led by Gesser, Lord of Light) and the Warriors of Darkness (led by Zavulon, General of Darkness) declare a truce under which each side will form a law enforcement team to monitor the other side's activities. The Warriors of Light, who enforce the powers of good, patrol the Night Watch, while the Warriors of Darkness, who openly embrace evil, staff the Day Watch. Each watch group also contains "Others," mortals with supernatural powers from both sides that include vampires, shapeshifters, witches, and the like. Prophecy suggests that one day, a Great One will surface and permanently extinguish the threat of an apocalyptic war between the two sides by upsetting the balance, lending greater power to either good or evil (depending on his or her choice) and thus determining the future of mankind forever. In 1992, Night Watch member and Warrior of Light Anton Gordesky ([[Performer~P407107~Konstantin Khabensky~konstantinkhabensky]]) discovers he's an "other" amid a sting on a witch. Cut to twelve years later. In 2004, Anton still works the Night Watch, but now he's a vampiric warrior who drinks blood. One night, while on patrol, he rescues a young boy named Egor ([[Performer~P410813~Dima Martinov~dimamartynov]]) from a handful of Dark Warriors, but in the process, he encounters Svetlana ([[Performer~P410808~Maria Poroshina~mariaporoshina]]), a woman who acts as a "funnel" -- a conduit for the powers of evil. Anton reflects on the prophecy regarding "The Great One," and begins to suspect that Svetlana and Egor may be harbingers of this fateful event. As the first installment in a Russian trilogy, Night Watch (aka Nochnoj Dozor) was a massive box-office success in its native Russia, and is followed by the second installment, Day Watch; it was released in the U.S. with a heavy prologue and epilogue, and animated subtitles that alternately scuttle across the screen, dissolve, shudder, and explode.20th Century Fox not only purchased United States distribution rights for the film, but also announced plans for a Westernized remake. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 17, 2006

Cast

Konstantin Khabensky
as Anton Gorodetsky
Vladimir Menshov
as Boris Gesser
Valery Zolotukhin
as Kostya's Father
Maria Poroshina
as Svetlana
Galina Tyunina
as Olga
Viktor Verzhbitsky
as Zavulon
Gosha Kytsenko
as Ignat
Aleksei Chadov
as Kostya
Zhanna Friske
as Alisa
Rimma Markova
as Darya, Witch
Mariya Mironova
as Irina
Dima Martynov
as Egor
Alexei Maklakov
as Semyon
Anna Dubrovskaya
as Larissa
Ilia Lagutenko
as Andrei
Ekaterina Malikova
Igor Savochkin
as Maxim Ivanovich
Yegor Dronov
as Tolik
Alexandre Samoilenko
as Bear
Victoria Smirnova
Nikolai Olyalin
as Inquistor
Sergei Prikhodko
as Peter
Konstantin Murzenko
Anna Sliu
as Tiger Cub

Crew

Timur Bekmambetov
Director
Anatoly Maximov
Producer
Konstantin Ernst
Producer
Laeta Kalogridis
Screenwriter
Timur Bekmambetov
Screenwriter
Sergei Luk'yanenko
Book Author
Sergei Luk'yanenko
Screenwriter
Sergei Trofimov
Cinematographer
Valentin Fidorouk
Cinematographer
Roman Boiko
Cinematographer
Vara Yavdyushko
Production Designer
Mukhtar Mirzakeyev
Art Director
Maxim Fesiun
Art Director
Valery Viktorov
Art Director
Ekaterina Diminskaya
Costume Designer
Sergei Karpenko
Sound/Sound Designer
Alexander Gorokhov
First Assistant Director
Yulia Korpacheva
Singer
Ekaterina Sokolova
Animator
Dmitry Kozhin
Animator
Alexei Melnikov
Animator
Alexei Pashin
Stunts
Alexei Vorobiev
Stunts
Dmitry Tarasenko
Stunts
Alexei Buinov
Stunts
Sergei Zotkin
Stunts
Alexander Kuliamin
Stunts
Boris Karelin
Stunts
Andrei Shurdakov
Stunts
Konstantin Demakhin
Stunts
Andrei Grigoriev
Stunts
Andrei Nikolayev
Stunts
Igor Besov
Stunts
Tamara Odinstova
Casting
Alexander Shmakov
Driver
Dmitry Dubrovin
Dolly Grip
Alexander Gorokhov
Second Unit Director
Alexander Gorokhov
Visual Effects Producer
Alexander Grebenkin
Driver
Boris Maslov
Driver
Alexei Kublitsky
Line Producer
Ekaterina Agaltsova
Production Accountant
Eldar Salavatov
Second Unit Director
Elena Ivanova
First Assistant Camera
Elena Ivanova
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Elena Kuzmina
Production Accountant
Elena Saprykina
Location Manager
Alik Tagirov
Steadicam Operator
Felix Zelenskiy
Second Unit Director
Galina Ustimenko
Makeup
Gennady Konkov
Driver
Igor Svirepov
Driver
Irina Morozova
Makeup
Ivan Urishev
Driver
Andrei Popov
Grip
Andrei Abdurakipov
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Konstantin Mistakidi
Electrician
Maxim Kalmykov
Lighting
Maxim Shinkarenko
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Adelia Exanova
Second Unit Costumer
Levan Kapanadze
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Sergei Vishvikov
Driver
Ruslan Gerasimenkov
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Sergei Grishkin
Driver
Nadezhda Chibisova
Musical Performer
Natalya Bogdanova
Makeup
Norik Basegian
Musical Performer
Pavel Perepelkin
Visual Effects
Varya Avdyushko
Costume/Wardrobe
Varya Avdyushko
Line Producer
Victor Zuikov
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Vladimir Budanov
Driver
Vladimir Zharkikh
Dolly Grip
Vladislav Korolev
Grip
Vladislav Soldatkin
Electrician
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