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Russian Doll (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  14 June 2001 (Australia)
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Harvey, a self-doubting private investigator, plans to marry his girlfriend until he is hired to solve an adultery case and discovers the adulterer is cheating with his fiancée. Lost and ... See full summary »

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Harvey
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Miriam
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Liza
Helen Dallimore ...
Alison
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Katia (as Natalia Novikova)
Alan Lovell ...
Max Davenport
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Phaedra
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Eve Davenport (as Laurie Foel)
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Eve's Lover
Brigid Dixon ...
Jessica
Peter Beaumont ...
Robert
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Alison's Lover
Alexandre Zilberman ...
Taxi driver (as Alex Zilberman)
Mark Zitserman ...
Mr. Daniel
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Harvey, a self-doubting private investigator, plans to marry his girlfriend until he is hired to solve an adultery case and discovers the adulterer is cheating with his fiancée. Lost and dejected, Harvey quits his job and wallows in booze and the occasional odd blind date. Meanwhile, Katia, a Jewish woman from St. Petersburg, arrives in Sydney after answering an ad from an international matchmaking agency. But instead of love, she finds her prospective groom dead on arrival. Stranded in a foreign city with no one to turn to, Katia meets Ethan, a married man and Harvey's best friend. Ethan is soon scheming to figure out a way to keep Katia in the country without his wife Miriam discovering the affair. Ethan comes up with the perfect solution: he offers Harvey enough money to start writing the novel he has always dreamed of, if he agrees to marry Katia. Harvey is appalled by the idea. Ethan's marriage had been his only example that love can faithfully exist. However, since he needs the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,722 (USA) (22 June 2001)

Gross:

$127,103 (USA) (11 January 2002)
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In the scene when Katia takes Harvey to the synagogue for the first time, this was actually Temple Emanuel, in the suburb of Woolhara in Sydney, Australia, near Bondi. See more »

Quotes

Harvey: I'm just wandering around trying to find some rope to hang myself with.
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Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Yuri Simonov
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Nothing Special
23 May 2003 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

Hugo Weaving, Sacha Horler and David Wenham, all fine actors, put in their usual standard performance, but it doesn't do much good with such a weak and implausible storyline. The whole thing hangs on the credibility of Katia, the title role. Natalia Novikova makes a huge effort, but I believe it's an impossible task.


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