Day Watch

Synopsis: Anton belongs to the Forces of the Light as do his powerful girlfriend and apprentice, but his son is a powerful teenager from the Darkness and Anton protects him. When the balance between Light and Darkness is affected by the death of some evil vampires, Anton is framed and accused of the murders, and he chases an ancient chalk that has the power of changing the destiny of its owner.
Director(s): Timur Bekmambetov
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  8 wins & 10 nominations.
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132 min

[Man Narrating]

Why does the wind blow?

It wipes the tracks

where we have passed...

so that no one can tell

whether we still exist.

Long ago when warriors

of Light and Darkness...

clashed on the Bridge of Justice...

and blood was spilled...

the great Gesser's heart

could not bear it...

and he stopped the battle.

But in due time, when the night

is longer than the day...

a new Great One will come.

The world will be

plunged into darkness...

and nothing can save it...

except the Chalk of Fate...

which is kept

in an impenetrable fortress.

And all who come for it

and pass through the gates...

perish in its endless maze.

- So had it always been-

- [ Horse Whinnies ]

until Tamerlane came.

[ Whinnies ]



[ Paper Rips ]

[ Shouts ]

[ Shouting I n Foreign Language ]

- [ All Shouting ]

- [ Horses Whinnying ]

[ Crows Cawing]

[ All Shouting ]

[ Whinnies ]

[Whinnies ]

[Distant Rumbling]

[ Shouting ]

[ Screams ]


Mercy! Mercy!

Please! I have done you no wrong.

- [ Shouts ]

- Don't kill me!

The temple holds the Chalk.

It's in there.

[ Shouting ]

Long and hard have you

fought to be here, Tamerlane.

I will control

the fate of the world-

[ Groans ]

You can't even

control your own fate.

[ Grunts ]

What should I write?

- What is it you want?

- To live.

Then write that.


The temple holds the Chalk.


You said that before.

Don't kill me.

Don't kill-

[ Shouting ]

"From that time on, Tamerlane made

no more mistakes that he could not correct. '"

[ Chuckles ]

You knew that?

Trainee Nazarova, just do me

a favor and put the book away.


Could it be?

The Chalk exists?

Anything you want to change?

Would you move the knee away?

Why do you always talk to me

like I did something wrong, huh?

- That's enough. Just move your knee.

- [Gears Grind]


- [ Electricity Crackling ]

[ Clears Throat ]

I'm starving.

Well, then... can I

take you out to dinner?

Yeah? Like where?

Here. Chinese.

Chinese? Sounds good.

Tomorrow at 6:
00-no, 7:00.

- Yes?

- Yeah.

Um, all right.

We will then.

- If nothing happens.

- That goes without saying.

[Woman On Radio ]

Is anyone out there near the Expo Center?

Gorodetsky. I'm about five

minutes away from there.

Report of a human being attacked.

Another old woman.

Same pattern as before.

Stabbed with a large needle.

Attacked from behind.

[ Gasps ]

The needle was placed so it entered

under the victim's shoulder.

[ Gasping, Whimpering ]

What's happening?

[ Woman On Radio ]

The attacker is sucking the victim's energy.

No I.D. on this one.

Be careful. He's very dangerous.

Sorry. Can't go there.

I'm with a trainee.

Read you.

[ Woman On Radio ]

Thanks, Anton. I knew you wouldn't let me down.

Someone really needs

to deal with those Dark Ones.

[ Tires Squealing ]

Do not go into the Gloom without me.

- Hmm?

- Move slowly in there and breathe deeply.

And the second level

is out of bounds.

- What's in there?

- Don't know. Never been there.

They say mosquitoes.

- Even mosquitoes don't live there.

- Boris Ivanovich said they did.

Well, of course, if he said so.

Only use the flashlight

for lighting, okay?

- What's it do?

- Don't touch this.

[Sirens Wailing]

[ Horn Honking ]

[ Honking Continues ]

[ Honking Continues ]

Right there!

Sveta. Sveta!


What the hell do you think you're doing, huh?

[ Grunts ]

Hey, Sveta! Who said you could

get out of the truck?

- And then, uh-

- Stop yelling at me.

He hurt me.

My shoulder hurts me.

He stuck me under the shoulder.

And then-

then I fell over and-

You there! Hold it!


- Hold it! Freeze!

- Sveta!

- Stop!

- Sveta!

Easy, grandma.

Just hold on one second.

Okay? Easy. Hold on.

The bastards.

They all got away.

- Come on! Out of the way!

- Come back!

Move it! Make way!


- [Sveta ]Stop!

- [ Gasps ]

[ Grunts ]

Freeze! Don't move!


[ Mosquitoes Buzzing ]

[ Gasps ]

[ Mosquitoes Buzzing ]


Stop! No!

Come back here!

Come back here!

[Woman Wailing]


[ Screams ]

Come back!

Behind you!


Hurry up!

Behind you!


[ Screams ]

Hold it! Hey!

- Stop!

- No!

- [Anton ] Don't shoot!

- [Sveta ] Wait!

[ Horns Honking ]

Oh, God.

[ Coughs ]

What's with this

insubordination, huh?

Why did you have to stop me?

I almost had him.

- [Honking]

- I'll deal with him, understand?

How do you know that one?

- [ Coughs ]

- I just do.

But he's a Dark One.

Dark, Light?

Who cares?

[ Honking ]

How did this happen to you, eh?

Just a lot of nice people

in the world.

"DAYWATCH" [Man]As long as this

ring is on you, you will do as I say.

- [ Knuckle Cracks ]

- It hurts.

And is that bad?

[Dance ]

Till death do us part.

- Sign here, please.

- What is this?

A contract.

- Another one?

- Well, obviously, you haven't been able to sign one yet.

- Excuse me?

- It's for the hall.

- The cost?

- A thousand... per hour.

For this?

You must have no shame at all.

- These are the times we live in.

- Uh-huh. Not for long.

[Continues ]




What happened to you?

You said to me that only Great Ones

can go into the second level of Gloom!

- [ Cell Phone Ringing]

- [ Grunting ]

Give me a weapon!

Give it to me!

[ Man On Phone ]

A few minutes ago...

near the Expo subway,

a murder was prevented.

A Dark One attacked a human

in full public view.

- Did you make an arrest?

- No, we didn't.

- No case, no trial.

- We've recovered some physical evidence.

- What kind?

- [ Phone Beeping ]

Now you've done it.

[ Grunts ]

Who the hell was she?

Rogova, do you not tell your students that

committing murder happens to be a crime now?

No! No! No way!

Where's your hat?

[ Chuckles ]

This is it? The best evidence you've got?


- What'd he look like?

- Don't remember.

- You don't remember, huh?

- No.

[ Sniffs ]

Okay, let's give it to the lab and let them worry.

- Come on.

- Anton, let me have your car keys, will ya?

Forty-nine years

since I rode the subway.

- Yeah, happy to give'em to you, man.

- I got all day.


[Man ]

And how are you doing, Sveta? You feeling okay?

- Uh-huh.

- [Engine Starting]

You need to get something to eat.

Let's find a restaurant.

Why didn't you tell Semyon

you knew the kid?

So now what do we do?

Where are you going?

If this damn hat's a problem,

why don't we just steal it, huh?

- [ Hatchet Bangs ]

- Oh, what's that? Hobo steaks again?

Of course not.

Willing donors.

I have a small request.

- My son, he just got his first blood license in the mail.

- Congratulations.

- But he doesn't drink.

- By now they've already closed the Night Watch lab, Zavulon.

- Where do they store the evidence over there?

- In the archive.

You can have until the morning.

- All right. How do you want me to get there?

- Quickly.

Kostya was out,

so I signed for it...

but- but I didn't know.

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