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Russian Dolls (2005)

Les poupées russes (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 June 2005 (France)
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,655,720 (France) (17 June 2005)

Gross:

$323,331 (USA) (22 September 2006)
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Trivia

The second instalment of a trilogy written and directed by Cédric Klapisch, which follows the journey of Xavier from student to family man. The first chapter is the movie "L'auberge espagnole", released in 2002, and the final chapter is "Casse-tête chinois", released in 2013. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Xavier: She must have really been in love to get to this. How can so many sincere moments, one after the other, lead to such misery... who'd want that?
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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits there is a scene where Wendy is putting the last piece of the puzzle. See more »

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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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Prélude pour Violoncelle
Commosed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Different than part 1, and underrated.
23 September 2005 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Like a lot of other people, I went to the cinema to watch part 2 of L'Auberge espagnole. That one was a light, fun movie. It had some meaningful thoughts in it, but overall it was pretty light. However I got something different. Part 2 is a lot deeper in my opinion. It's still entertaining, there are many funny parts. The plot develops quite slowly though, too slow for some people in fact. I'm not one of those, I liked the movie. If you're not against slower drama/romance, you'll probably appreciate it too. It has got artistic scenes, taking a step further in this aspect as well. Overall, it deals with how love works, and with the choices that young people have to make. Shall they chase new partners in order to find the perfect one, or rather settle down? All of this with a fresh, entertaining, and realistic approach - to think of it, I had a similar feeling after I had finished watching Sideways.

Oh I almost forgot - the music is amazing. And Kelly Reilly - you are so hot. A lot better looking than the girl who played the dream girl in fact. :)


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