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Les poupées russes (2005)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Xavier Rousseau
... Wendy
... Martine
... Isabelle (as Cécile De France)
... William
Evguenya Obraztsova ... Natacha
... Neus
... Edward
... Celia Shelburn
... Kassia
... Mère Xavier
Pierre Cassignard ... Platane
Olivier Saladin ... Gérard
Pierre Gérald ... Grand-père
... 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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15 June 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Russian Dolls  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,512, 14 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$323,331, 24 September 2006
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Trivia

The man knocking on the toilets door while Xavier is inside is the director of the movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

William: [upon arrival in Paris to visit Xavier]
[in French]
William: Hello Paris! I'm a Parisian! Gimme some escargot and red wine!
Xavier: Hey, my scooter is over there.
William: Oh, ok, you got my scooter.
[sees some girls walking by and speaks to them in French]
William: Do you speak French?
[one girl says yes in French]
William: Wanna sleep with me? Always wanted to say that to a French girl!
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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

Featured in The Making of 'Russian Dolls' (2006) See more »

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Mysteries
Performed by Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man
Written by Beth Gibbons and Paul Webb
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Xavier's love adventures in Europe

Xavier is 30 years old. He became a writer but seems a little lost. He is trying hard to settle and having one love adventure after another thoughtlessly. For a scenario writing job, he goes to London to work in collaboration with Wendy.

After the "Auberge Espagnole", Cédric Klapisch shows his talents again directing great actors such as Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou and Kelly Reilly.

When the movie was over, I thought that it was one of the best love stories I've ever seen. Each situation makes us think about ourselves and our own problems.


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