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Russian Dolls (2005)
"Les poupées russes" (original title)

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Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.

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Storyline

Xavier is now thirty. No longer a student, he is not yet a well-balanced, fulfilled adult either. His career is unsatisfying: Far from being the renowned novelist he aimed to be he must be content with little jobs such as reporter or ghost writer. His greatest "achievement" in "literature" is his collaboration to the script of a corny TV soap! His sentimental life is not much better, rhythmed by one night stands and unfinished romances. It looks as if when he seduces a woman beautiful outside and inside such as Kassia or Wendy he can't keep them. Will he ever bring his life into focus? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,333 (Chile) (2 June 2006)

Gross:

$323,331 (USA) (22 September 2006)
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The Kookai store where Cassia works is at 155, Rue de Rennes in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. See more »

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At the end of the film, Wendy greets Xavier on the Eurostar platform. Non-passengers are not permitted access to the platforms at Waterloo. See more »

Quotes

Xavier: No, it's difficult. It's not the same in the story and in real life.
Wendy: So then tell me more about real life. I wanna know what really happened to you. What actually made you fall in love with one specific girl-why her in particular?
Xavier: Okay. So. Do you remember Neus?
Wendy: Yes.
Xavier: So, she came to Paris to study one year after we left Barcelona. My idea had been to take a little stroll to show her Paris. As time went on, I sensed we didn't want to separate. We didn't want just a little stroll. We wanted a ...
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In the opening credits, each main character is portrayed with both a scene from the current movie and from the original one, 'L'Auberge Espagnole (2003)'. See more »

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References L'Auberge Espagnole (2002) See more »

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One Fudge
Performed by El Fudge
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Xavier's love adventures in Europe
26 June 2005 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Xavier is 30 years old. He became a writer but seems a little lost. He is trying hard to settle and having one love adventure after another thoughtlessly. For a scenario writing job, he goes to London to work in collaboration with Wendy.

After the "Auberge Espagnole", Cédric Klapisch shows his talents again directing great actors such as Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou and Kelly Reilly.

When the movie was over, I thought that it was one of the best love stories I've ever seen. Each situation makes us think about ourselves and our own problems.


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