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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evguenya Obraztsova ...
Martine Demaret ...
Mère Xavier
Pierre Cassignard ...
Olivier Saladin ...
Pierre Gérald ...
M. Boubaker


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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Release Date:

15 June 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Russian Dolls  »

Box Office


$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Wendy: [watching Natacha dance] Now which one...?
William: That one there. Look.
Wendy: The one on the end?
William: No. Look. Right... Second from the left.
Xavier: The blonde one?
Wendy: But they're all blonde!
William: That one! See, look. Second from the left. That one.
Xavier: Right. Yeah. Ok. I see her.
Wendy: They all look the same.
William: No, they don't. She's a great dancer.
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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 »


References Amélie (2001) See more »


Body Language
Performed by Da GrassRoots Featuring Saukrates & Choclair
Written by R. Perryman and Mr Attic
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I have nothing against love movies, but this one is just plain weak
22 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

For all of you guys expecting a second "Auberge Espagnole", you're in for some serious disappointment. This might just be the most overrated movie I came across for a long time. Xavier finally tries to get a life five years after his Barcelona adventures. While the actors give a good performance on average, the script could hardly be worse. The difference between l'Auberge Espagnole and the sequel makes a good indicator for how uninteresting life becomes in the real world after school. I have nothing against love movies, but this one is just plain weak (no matter how hot some actors may be). All in all, a movie for teenage girls at best ; And not the smart ones!

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