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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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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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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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In the stylized sequence in which Xavier imagines he is following Célia in the "Street with Perfect Proportions," the shadows don't match: The shots on Celia show almost no shadows, but in shots on Xavier, the street is almost completely in shadows. See more »

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William: [to a French couple walking by] Bonjour! I know you! You were ze lady dancing at ze, uh -
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William: Oh, no! I saw you dancing! The Moulin Rouge, no?... kicked up your legs like that!
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Crazy Credits

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 The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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Performed by Da GrassRoots Featuring Saukrates & Choclair
Written by R. Perryman and Mr Attic
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Pretty good 2nd one
4 July 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

OK, i loved L'auberge Espagnole so my expectations were high. I didn't know what to expect even though after having read some of the reviews and opinions on here i knew i was in for some good 2 hours.

And it really was good. The good thing about it is that it's not a remake of the first one. While some will probably miss the whole mixing of nationalities, we can enjoy the fact that the characters are more developed, the story is in the continuity of the first one, and some references are made to L'auberge, but they seem natural.

The girls are beautiful,(Xavier is a really lucky guy), the English girl playing Wendy is even more beautiful than in the first one and the fact that we travel so much during this film is the cherry on the cake.

For a very good moment, go see this one.


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