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Russian Dolls -- Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.


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Release Date:
15 June 2005 (France) See more »
Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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 Solovyova ... 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)
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Directed by
Cédric Klapisch 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cédric Klapisch 

Produced by
Matthew Justice .... producer
Bruno Levy .... producer
Elena Yatsura .... executive producer: Russia
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
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
Chloé Leguay .... second assistant art director
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
Zaki Allal .... assistant re-recording mixer
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
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
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
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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125 min | Germany:129 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:16 | Brazil:14 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival) | 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?

The Kookai store where Cassia works is at 155, Rue de Rennes in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Xavier:No, it's difficult. It's not the same in the story and in real life.
Wendy:So then tell me more about real life. I wanna know what really happened to you. What actually made you fall in love with one specific girl-why her in particular?
Xavier:Okay. So. Do you remember Neus?
Xavier:So, she came to Paris to study one year after we left Barcelona. My idea had been to take a little stroll to show her Paris. As time went on, I sensed we didn't want to separate. We didn't want just a little stroll. We wanted a much longer stroll. At one moment, I don't know why. I don't know how, this happened.
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Movie Connections:
References The Maltese Falcon (1941)See more »
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Loved Both of the Movies, 30 July 2006
Author: bwp126 from United States

In the same way that L'Auberge Espagnole dealt with the difficulties of career, school, and growing up in general, Russian Dolls deals with love and growing older. I think the great thing about both of these movies is that so many people can look at these characters- especially Xavier- and say, "Yes! I'm not the only one going through this stuff then!" During both movies there were certain phrases and quotes that made me stop and say, "Wow! That is dead on!" Like in L'Auberge when Xavier talks about how life seems less complicated for everybody else, more organized. Or the final line in Russian Dolls about the search for that special someone. Great movies, entertaining, but most of all they speak to those of us who are still trying to figure it all out!

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