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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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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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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

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: [to a French couple walking by] Bonjour! I know you! You were ze lady dancing at ze, uh -
[couple starts walking away as William follows]
William: Oh, no! I saw you dancing! The Moulin Rouge, no?... kicked up your legs like that!
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During the ending credits there is a scene where Wendy is putting the last piece of the puzzle. See more »

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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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Swan Lake
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Loved Both of the Movies
30 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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