All that stands between light and darkness is the Night Watch.
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Produced by: Anatoly Maximov, Konstantin Ernst
English Screenplay Adaptation by: Timur Bekmambetov and Laeta Kalogridis
Russian Screenplay by: Sergei Lukyanenko, Timur Bekmambetov
Cast: Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Valery Zolotukhin, Maria Poroshina, Galina Tunina, Victor Verzhbitsky, Dima Martynov
Featuring the cinematic vision of cutting-edge Director/Writer Timur Bekmambetov, NIGHT WATCH (NOCHNOI DOZOR) is the first installment of a trilogy based on the best-selling sci-fi novels of Sergei Lukyanenko entitled Night Watch, Day Watch and Dusk Watch. Set in contemporary Moscow, NIGHT WATCH (NOCHNOI DOZOR) revolves around the conflict and balance maintained between the forces of light and darkness -- the result of a medieval truce between the opposing sides. But, an ancient prophecy is about to come true: a powerful Other will rise up, be tempted by one of the sides, and tip the balance, plunging the world into a renewed war between the dark and light, the results of which would be catastrophic. NIGHT WATCH (NOCHNOI DOZOR) was the official Russian contender for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2004 Academy Awards.