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DAY WATCH

Russia, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

DAY WATCH

“Why does the wind blow? To cover our tracks, so no-one knows we're still alive.” This second instalment in the epic, special-effects-congested, Russian trilogy sees writer-director Timur Bekmambetov of the award-winning Night Watch return in full force with an ancient battle between light and dark. Battling to hold together an age-old truce that balances the forces of good and evil, Anton (from the light side) wrestles with his loyalty to his dark-sided son and his loyalty to the Night Watch. After modern-day Moscow is nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event, Anton comes into possession of the Chalk of Destiny, which can restore life and guide the course of history. “A satisfying continuation of the planned trilogy, a highly-caffeinated assault on our senses… The director saves the biggest and noisiest for last, allowing for a real blowout of a climax.” - Los Angeles Times

D Timur Bekmambetov P Konstantin Ernst, Anatoly Maximov S Timur Bekmambetov, Alexander Talal Dist Twentieth Century Fox L Russian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/132mins

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