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WATCHMEN

by Zack Snyder

synopsis

Set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity... but who is watching the Watchmen?"

international title: Watchmen
original title: Watchmen
country: United Kingdom, United States, Canada
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Zack Snyder
film run: 163'
release date: BE/FR 04/03/2009, CZ/DE/HU/NL/PT/SK 05/03/2009, AT/FI/IT/LV/NO/PL/RO/ES 06/03/2009, GR 12/03/2009, BG/EE/SE 13/03/2009, HR/SI 19/03/2009, DK 20/03/2009
screenplay: David Hayter, Alex Tse
cast: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie
cinematography by: Larry Fong
film editing: William Hoy
art director: Alex McDowell
costumes designer: Michael Wilkinson
music: Tyler Bates
producer: Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder
production: Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Legendary Pictures (USA)
distributor: Paramount Pictures United Kingdom, Paramount (FR/DE/ES), Lusomundo (PT), Bontonfilm (CZ), Finnkino (FI), Universal Pictures (BE/IT/NL)
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