Nochnoy Dozor (2004, RUS) C-114m. ** D: Timur Bekmambetov. Starring Konstantin Khabensky, Valeri Zolotukhin, Mariya Poroshina, Galina Tyunina, Yuri Kutsenko, Aleksei Chadov, Viktor Verzhbitsky, Mariya Mironova. Centuries ago the forces of good and evil formed a truce. An ancient prophecy says that this delicate balance will be shifted to one side by a special being, who may decide for the evil ones and thrust the world into darkness. Seer Khabensky is one of the night watch men, who can walk in the twilight and protect the world from bloodthirsty vampires. Russian horror blockbuster provides a wild mix of mythologies and horror ideas (not all of them make sense). Flashy and stylish, yet still sp,ewhat sloppy and grungy. For fans of the unusual. Based on the novel by Sergei Lukyanenko. Followed by two sequels. English title: NIGHT WATCH.


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