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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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Details

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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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The director never planned on bringing Judith Godrèche back for this sequel. 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

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 Amélie (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Prélude pour Violoncelle
Commosed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Thanks ( again) Monsieur K. !
19 June 2005 | by kapipo-1See all my reviews

Hi there ! I saw Les Poupées Russes yesterday, and first of all : ouch ! my poor eyes were stricken by all these beautiful girls bursting the screen A.Tautou, C. De France, K. Reilly etc... OK let's stay cool and let's describe this movie. I'll do it short : it's about love ! love and what it means for us, mere humans, perpetually lost in the whirlwind of these damn feelings we made up... Humm i don't want to spoil the story, but let me tell you that when you come out the theaters, you'll understand why this movie's called " Russian dolls" ^^ Xavier's life is a mess, he is us ! us in front of life's dilemma : who to love and why... The Spooky band ( i just made that name up, don't bother searching )is back, even if certain characters do only figuration, sort of " i put this one too in the movie". Some scenes denote a very intelligent humour. Of course, the movie does not avoid "love-clichés", but they are quite rare and it deserves to have l"Auberge Espagnole" as a father. Voilà ! Merci encore mister Klapisch. I gave that movie a 10.

( Sorry for my poor English ^^)


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