Night Watch


The Russians take on the Matrix in the smash-hit first episode of a trilogy. Set about 1000 years from now, the world is divided into two classes: those that belong to the Light, and those that belong to the Dark. Both sides are in balance, and await the coming of one who will be so powerful that Light or Dark will be dominant, depending on which side the one chooses... In Russian with English subtitles.

113 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Detective/Mystery, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Showtimes

Now how do these light sabre thingies work?...
Now how do these light sabre thingies work?...

Credits

Cast
Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Valeri Zolotikhin, Mariya Poroshina, Galina Tyunina, Yuri Kutsenko
Director
Timur Bekmambetov
ScreenplayTimur Bekmambetov, Laeta Kalogridis, from the novel by Sergei Lukyanenko
MusicYuri Poteyenko, Pleymo, Hans Zimmer
CinematographySergei Trofimov
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2004
Produced byBazelevs Production, Channel One Russia, TABBAK

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreScience Fiction, Horror
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent
NudityBrief
SexNone
ViolenceSome, continuous threat
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsSub-titled Russian film about vampires with fairly continuous menace and settings in night and darkness which might be oppressive and disturbing to younger viewers.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Tonight Reporter
12
Cape Times
Jeremy Lawrence
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
BBC
Matthew Leyland
10
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
10

What the People say

Internet
2302 Netizens
13

Average .. 56%

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