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Russian Dolls (2005)

Les poupées russes (original title)
Not Rated | | 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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Cédric Klapisch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romain Duris ... Xavier Rousseau
Kelly Reilly ... Wendy
Audrey Tautou ... Martine
Cécile de France ... Isabelle (as Cécile De France)
Kevin Bishop ... William
Evguenya Obraztsova Evguenya Obraztsova ... Natacha
Irene Montalà ... Neus
Gary Love ... Edward
Lucy Gordon ... Celia Shelburn
Aïssa Maïga ... Kassia
Martine Demaret ... Mère Xavier
Pierre Cassignard Pierre Cassignard ... Platane
Olivier Saladin Olivier Saladin ... Gérard
Pierre Gérald Pierre Gérald ... Grand-père
Zinedine Soualem ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | UK

Language:

French | Russian | English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

15 June 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Russian Dolls See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,512, 14 May 2006

Gross USA:

$326,095

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,727,301
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

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

William: The very first time I saw her I knew at that point, cross my heart hope to die... my life'd never be the same again.
Xavier: [Xavier thinks] Ok that's it a love story is first of all a story.
William: Yeah, well, she just appeared in my life, just like an angel. Probably sounds a bit stupid.
Xavier: No, no, not at all. Go ahead.
William: Well, we saw each other everyday before and after each performance. And I would watch the show every single night, and the only person I could see was her... That Russian company played there ...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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Body Language
Performed by Da GrassRoots Featuring Saukrates & Choclair
Written by R. Perryman and Mr Attic
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nice
26 June 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

adventures. friendship. love/hate/words/choices/questions/meetings/a ballerina.another "L'Auberge espagnole". same Romain Duris. new versions of life lessons. in a single word, another chapter of an old story. not boring, not sensational, not interesting or strange. the image of Europe is more small. the feeling of Xavier are on top. and the result is not bad but the charm of first movie is enough. in this case, ambition to tell a profound tale is too much. complicated options, the life as storm , a nudity scene on street, in night, in desperate run, the mixture of a Russian character, the fight between past and present, all is a fragile huge construction. but the good intentions are almost perfect refuge. so, a nice movie. about friendship, love, choices, a wedding, few drops of feelings.


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