Night Watch

Film, Fantasy
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Time Out says

Part ‘Matrix’, part ‘Underworld’, part ‘Harry Potter’, this sci-fi-horror-conspiracy-thriller action flick was a domestic smash in Russia, and it’s enjoyable enough in its daft way. A secret tension between the forces of good and evil (the ‘Night Watch’ and ‘Day Watch’ respectively) has simmered beneath the surface of everyday life for centuries, held in check by an agreement not to interfere in normal people’s choices – an agreement now threatened by one man’s actions... A curious mix of contemporary Moscow life and digital jiggery-pokery, the film could, at a pinch, be taken as an oblique comment on atomised self-interest in the new Russia, but is probably best taken as an over-ambitious attempt to ape recent Hollywood genre escapades.

Details

Release details

Rated:
15
Release date:
Friday October 7 2005
Duration:
114 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Timur Bekmambetov
Screenwriter:
Timor Bekhambetov, Sergei Lukyanenko
Cast:
Konstantin Khabensky
Vladimir Menshov
Valery Zolotukhin
Maria Poroshina
Galina Tyunina
Victor Verzhbitsk
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