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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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M. Boubaker
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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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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

Natacha: [speaks in Russian to ask for the stage lights to be turned back on so that she can practice]
William: I-I don't - I don't speak Russian. Sorry.
William: [Natacha climbs up the ladder to reach him] Be careful.
Natacha: [in Russian] Hi. I was talking about the lights. I have to work a little bit longer. Just a bit.
William: I don't understand. Sorry.
Natacha: [in Russian] I need... the light. To work. Like that.
[William shrugs]
Natacha: Like the sun. On the stage.
William: Sunset? Light? Ok, ok. So you want the lights on.
Natacha: [in Russian] Yes.
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Thanks ( again) Monsieur K. !
19 June 2005 | by (Marseille, France) – See all my reviews

Hi there ! I saw Les Poupées Russes yesterday, and first of all : ouch ! my poor eyes were stricken by all these beautiful girls bursting the screen A.Tautou, C. De France, K. Reilly etc... OK let's stay cool and let's describe this movie. I'll do it short : it's about love ! love and what it means for us, mere humans, perpetually lost in the whirlwind of these damn feelings we made up... Humm i don't want to spoil the story, but let me tell you that when you come out the theaters, you'll understand why this movie's called " Russian dolls" ^^ Xavier's life is a mess, he is us ! us in front of life's dilemma : who to love and why... The Spooky band ( i just made that name up, don't bother searching )is back, even if certain characters do only figuration, sort of " i put this one too in the movie". Some scenes denote a very intelligent humour. Of course, the movie does not avoid "love-clichés", but they are quite rare and it deserves to have l"Auberge Espagnole" as a father. Voilà ! Merci encore mister Klapisch. I gave that movie a 10.

( Sorry for my poor English ^^)


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