Welcome to Moscow.
THE DARKEST HOUR is the story of five young people who find themselves
stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special
effects from the minds of visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, NightWatch) and director Chris Gorak (Right At Your Door).
Arriving amidst a mysterious lightening storm, young Internet entrepreneurs Sean
(Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella) land in the vibrant Russian capital to pursue
their business dreams in the international economic center, full of new money but
unscrupulous business practices. Travelers Natalie (Olivia Thirlby) and Anne
(Rachae Taylor), stranded in Moscow by an unscheduled stop over en route to Nepal, make the
best of it by seeking adventure in one of the nightlife capitals of the world.
The two pairs of best friends meet amid the glitz and glamour of the Zvezda
Nightclub, the hot spot for the international and the beautiful in Moscow, including the
young turk Skylar (Joel Kinnaman), the Swedish businessman who duped Sean and
Ben. A mecca for the globe trotting youth, supermodels, and business elite
congregating in Moscow, the club is quickly transformed to a scene of terror when the
aliens invade and everything goes dark.
After surviving the initial attack hiding underground, days later the five emerge
into the confines of a Moscow thatís become increasingly alien Ė the once pulsating city
is now without power and is all but deserted, yet occupied by a force they donít
understand. Made up of electromagnetic wave energy, the alien beings kill brutally by
shredding earthly life forms, reducing those in their way to their molecular structure
instantly. The aliens are also basically invisible to humans, however anything electrical
gives them away. Daytime is now dangerous, so the survivors learn to travel across the
city in the safety of night, while confronting their individual reactions to these
extraordinary circumstances where everything familiar is gone.
Throughout their journey across a foreign city to find help, the dwindling band
encounter various Russian survivors who help them start to unravel the mysteries of the
near-invisible invaders, their goals and weaknesses, and most importantly, how to fight
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