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Russian Dolls (2005) More at IMDbPro »Les poupées russes (original title)

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Russian Dolls -- Follow the wonderful adventure of young friends in the throws of life and love. A follow-up to the sensational L'Auberge Espagnole, this romantic drama stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris.
Russian Dolls -- Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.

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Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Romain Duris ... Xavier Rousseau

Kelly Reilly ... Wendy

Audrey Tautou ... Martine

Cécile De France ... Isabelle

Kevin Bishop ... William
Evguenya Obraztsova ... Natacha

Irene Montalà ... Neus

Gary Love ... Edward

Lucy Gordon ... Celia Shelburn

Aïssa Maïga ... Kassia
Martine Demaret ... Mère Xavier
Pierre Cassignard ... Platane
Olivier Saladin ... Gérard
Pierre Gérald ... Grand-père

Zinedine Soualem ... M. Boubaker

Hélène Médigue ... Madame Vanpeteguem
Carole Franck ... Productrice TV
Robert Plagnol ... Auteur série

Nicolas Briançon ... Directeur série
Julien Guéris ... Jean-Édouard

Laura Weissbecker ... Odile

Frédérique Bel ... Barbara
Sophie Barbe ... Caroline - copine Isa 1
Julie Durand ... Juliette - copine Isa 2
Catherine Lebegue ... Copine 'cogneuse'
Florence d'Azémar ... Copine fête Isabelle
Fatiha Cheriguene ... Nounou Grand-père
Marie-Renée George ... Concierge Xavier
Igor Gusev ... Père Natacha (as Igor Ivanovich Gousev)
Elena Soloveva ... Mère Natacha (as Elena Evguenievna Soloviyova)
Aleksandr Karpukhov ... Frère Natacha (as Aleksandr Ivanovich Korpukhov)

Nicholas Day ... Père William

Amanda Boxer ... Mère William
Julien Hans di Capua ... Copain Celia Moscou

Jake Canuso ... Miguel

Ksenia Kaas ... Traductrice Russe (as Ksenia Zaitseva)
Katrina Vasilieva ... Chorégraphe russe (as Katerina Vasiliera)
Julien Pabion ... Mac Master
Agathe Robilliard ... Journaliste 'prune'
Annette Faure ... Journaliste Cosmo
Lannick Gautry ... Snowboarder
Anne Steffens ... Copine Xavier 1
Stéphanie Ricco ... Copine Xavier 2 (as Stéphanie Recco)
Isabelle Joly ... Copine Xavier 3
Federico D'Anna ... Alessandro

Barnaby Metschurat ... Tobias

Christian Pagh ... Lars

Cristina Brondo ... Soledad
Amin Djakliou ... Lucas

Bernard Haller ... Michel Hermann - Editor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cédric Klapisch ... Man on TGV (uncredited)
Amanda Jane Manning ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Stéphanie Montreux ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Philippe Soucy ... Delivery man (uncredited)
Eléonore Stern ... La fille de la gare (uncredited)

Directed by
Cédric Klapisch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cédric Klapisch 

Produced by
Matthew Justice .... producer
Bruno Levy .... producer
Elena Yatsura .... executive producer: Russia (as Yelena Yatsura)
 
Original Music by
Loïc Dury 
Bruno Epron Mahmoudi 
Laurent Levesque 
Christophe Minck  (as Christophe 'Disco' Minck)
 
Cinematography by
Dominique Colin 
 
Film Editing by
Francine Sandberg 
 
Casting by
Jeanne Millet 
 
Production Design by
Marie Cheminal 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Stevenson 
 
Costume Design by
Anne Schotte 
 
Makeup Department
Laurence Boulet .... assistant hair stylist
Judith Gayo .... key makeup artist
Jane Milon .... key hair stylist
Véronique Nguyen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Laurent Blu .... assistant unit manager
Henri Deneubourg .... assistant unit manager
Nigel Dennis .... post-production supervisor: UK
Benjamin Dewaele .... assistant unit manager
Anne Ferignac .... unit production manager
Caroline Levy .... production manager: UK
Antoine Rabaté .... post-production manager
Jacques Royer .... line production manager
Antoine Théron .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Baker .... second assistant director: UK
Paul Bennett .... third assistant director
Alice Cordie .... third assistant director
Ophélie Gelber .... second assistant director
Gabriel Levy .... trainee assistant director
Samantha Mialet .... trainee assistant director
Adam Morris .... third assistant director: UK
Bertrand Normand .... second unit director
Eric Pujol .... first assistant director
Kira Sinelshikova .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel Ainslie .... props
Marie Cheminal .... production designer: France
Chris Edwards .... production design: UK
Neil Griffiths .... dressing props
Stephanie Guitard .... set decorator: France
Stephanie Guitard .... set dresser
Emmanuel Lechat .... upholsterer
Chloe Leguay .... second assistant art director (as Chloé Leguay)
Christophe Perruchi .... property master
Thierry Poulet .... head painter
Shirley Robinson .... set decorator: UK
Florian Sanson .... art director: France
Florian Sanson .... first assistant art director
Tim Stevenson .... art director: UK
 
Sound Department
Stéphane Brunclair .... sound editor
Edouard d'Heucqueville .... sound mix technician
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound re-recording mixer
Sergey Ekinow .... sound assistant: Russia
Ben Greaves .... second boom operator
Tirso Guinon .... theatre assistant mixer
Judith Guittier .... assistant foley artist
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronization
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
Cyril Moisson .... sound
Xavier Prêtre .... sound trainee
Jean-François Schenegg .... boom operator: auditorium
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Remi Stengel .... assistant re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Philippe Aubry .... Inferno artist
Seb Caudron .... visual effects supervisor: def2shoot
David Danesi .... visual effects producer
Jérôme Dubacq .... IT assistant
Vincent Dudouet .... digital compositor: Def2shoot
Sebastien Dupuis .... digital compositor
Sylvian Fabre .... Flame artist
Sylvian Fabre .... compositing supervisor
Aurelie Lajoux .... digital compositor
Bertrand Levallois .... visual effects producer
Amandine Moulinet .... vfx assistant coordinator
 
Stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... Steadicam operator
Olivier Berquet .... gaffer
Julian Bucknall .... first assistant camera: London
Michel Dechaud .... key grip
Bertrand Etienne .... assistant camera
Mounia Lamrani .... assistant camera
Mark Milsome .... first assistant camera: London
Jérôme Plon .... still photographer
Galatae Politis .... first assistant camera (as Galatée Politis)
Olivier Raffet .... insert cinematographer
Kathy Sebbah .... trainee assistant camera
Matilda Smith .... second assistant camera: London
Colin Strachan .... key grip: London
Mathieu Szpiro .... electrician
Jean-Mary Vodoz .... grip
Philippe Wegiel .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting
Christophe Istier .... extras casting
Sue Jones .... casting: uk
Jeanne Millet .... extras casting
Hermine Poitou .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leila Adjir .... costumer
Julia Patkos .... costume design assistant
 
Editorial Department
Denis Bedlow .... additional assistant editor
Céline Cloarec .... additional assistant editor
Sophie Denize .... digital intermediate producer
Caroline Dulac .... assistant editor
Christine Szymkowiak .... digital colorist
Faye Walkington .... post operations manager
 
Music Department
Simon Andrieux .... musician: trombone
Steve Argüelles .... music supervisor
Benoît Baume .... musician: guitar
Guillaume Dutrieux .... musician: trumpet and flugel horn
Yann Jankielewicz .... musician: saxophon
Grégoire Korniluk .... musician: cello
Laurent Levesque .... music arranger
Laurent Levesque .... orchestrator
Christophe Minck .... musician: bass, guitar and melodica (as Christophe 'Disco' Minck)
Felix Niel .... musician: synthesizer
Avril Philippe .... music mixer
Avril Philippe .... music recording engineer
Tony Truant .... musician: ukulele and guitar
 
Transportation Department
Barry Goodwin .... unit driver: London
 
Other crew
Francis Auguy .... travelling car
Saga Blanchard .... production coordinator
Stéphane Boulay .... travelling car
Eric Brocherie .... credits design
Gilles Cappelletto .... travelling car
Seb Caudron .... title designer
Gilles Conseil .... motorcycle track shot
Barbara Constantine .... script supervisor
Lola Doillon .... making-of director
Bruno Epron Mahmoudi .... programmer
Georges Gautier .... caterer
Séverine Guignard .... production secretary
Tony Hood .... location manager
David Kerney .... production accountant
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd extras subtitles: english
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd producer [gb]
Cindy Le Templier .... location scout: Paris
Casey Levie .... floor runner: UK
Judith Lionnet .... production assistant
Jaynie Miller .... production coordinator: London
Julien Perrin .... video conforming
Camille Servignat .... assistant production coordinator
Géraldine Toitot .... production administrator
Clive Trott .... location manager
Frédéric Vialle .... location manager
Martin Wady .... location manager
Adam White .... location manager: UK
Ira Zloczower .... production executive
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les poupées russes" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
125 min | Germany:129 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:16 | Brazil:14 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival) | Chile:TE | Czech Republic:12 | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:6 | Iceland:12 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15

Did You Know?

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:
Factual errors: 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: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?See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Spanish Apartment (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Disco KingSee more »

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54 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
Don't hesitate, but let yourself be surprised by it., 19 July 2005
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

When I decided to watch this movie in the cinema with one of my friends, I didn't really know anything about it. All I knew about this film was what he told me. He said that it was directed by the man who made "L'Auberge espagnole", which he liked a lot, but he didn't think that this movie would be a sequel to that one and I believed him. If I had known that it was a sequel, I would probably not have given it a try, because in my opinion there are only few sequels worth a watch and when you haven't seen the first one, it's almost always impossible to know what exactly they are talking about. But despite what we thought, this was a sequel.

Even though I hadn't seen the first movie, I could easily understand the story. Xavier is about to celebrate his thirtieth birthday and he is on a turning point in his life. He's no longer a student, but he hasn't yet got a regular adult life either. He's single, works as a reporter and ghost writer instead of being a renowned novelist,... and to make things worse, his love life is a gigantic mess. He's afraid of not finding the right one, because all he has are unfinished romances and one night stands. When he finally finds a girl that he likes, he always believes that there is something better out there and not knowing when to stop looking for more, he is unable to keep them with him...

I really liked this movie a lot and I guess there is a very good explanation for it. When watching this movie I had the feeling that it was me they were talking about. I'm a bit too much like Xavier than what I sometimes would like to admit. I'm in my late twenties, haven't got a terrific job, I'm still single, sometimes don't feel ready for the steady adult life, but still want to enjoy my youth... Even the friends from all over Europe are the same since I've studied in a similar project. But even when you can't completely identify yourself with one of the characters, I believe there is something good in it for everyone. The story on itself is very well written and thanks to the different places never feels the same. They have filmed in Paris, Saint-Petersburg and London and those three cities and the situations that take place there are different enough to keep you interested from the beginning until the end. Next to the story, this movie also offers some very fine acting by all the actors, but what else can you expect from people like Audrey Tatou, Cécile de France,...

As a conclusion I would like to say that everybody who is about to turn thirty will probably like it, but even the others will find enough good and interesting things in this movie. There is some very intelligent humor, a lot of fine acting and a lack of too many romantic movie clichés to be found in it. And although I'm sure it will never become a very popular movie (there were only 12 people in the audience when I went to see it on a Sunday evening), I'm sure that those who will give it a try, will not regret it. I know I didn't, I even give this movie a 9/10. If I had seen the first movie and understood from the beginning what was going on, it might even have been a 10/10. This movie should be cherished by all.

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