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Russian Doll (2001)

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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Ethan
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Miriam
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Liza
Helen Dallimore ...
Alison
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Katia
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 (as Todd Worden)
Brigid Dixon ...
Jessica
Peter Beaumont ...
Robert
Peter Astridge ...
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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

14 June 2001 (Australia)  »

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

Katia: Naturally, I'm a Virgo, we believe in astrology. And you're Capricorn so you don't.
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Soundtracks

La Concordia
Carlin Recorded Music Library
Zomba Production Music Australia
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A very amusing film with some weaknesses
26 June 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Russian Doll is quite unoriginal, having a plot similar to that of Greencard. It is also quite heavy on stereotypes. However, this is also a warm and amusing film which is a pleasure to watch. Hugo Weaving is excellent as always and Natalia Novikova is very entertaining.

Good film for anyone in the mood for a lighthearted comedy. Don't look for any deep meaning in it though, there isn't any.


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