Konstantin Khabensky, Maria Poroshina, Vladimir Menshov, Galina Tyunina / Fiction / Russian
Russia's cinema phenomenon - a pitch-dark fantasy franchise on an astonishing scale.
The groundbreaking franchise that commenced with Night Watch is back, and it means... well, we're not quite sure what it means. It's frankly rather confusing, what with Light battling Dark, and time-travelling vampires, and an imminent apocalypse. But we know it's wild, witty, gory, and full of flights of visual imagination that leave the Matrix sequels panting in the dust. Anton (Konstantin Khabensky) fights on the side of Light, and is trying to save his young son from the shadier clutches of the other side. But when he finds himself framed for a succession of grisly murders, he's forced to look out for himself - and for the rookie fighter Svetlana (Maria Poroshina), who has no idea of her own powers.
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