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Les poupées russes (2005)

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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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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:

$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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Kookai store where Kassia works is at 155, Rue de Rennes in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. 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: [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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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits there is a scene where Wendy is putting the last piece of the puzzle. See more »

Connections

References L'auberge espagnole (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

One Fudge
Performed by El Fudge
Written by Douglas and Rosario
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Loved Both of the Movies
30 July 2006 | by bwp126See 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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