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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:

$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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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

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

Xavier: Mr. Everyman is seldom met in... everyday life.
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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

Followed by Chinese Puzzle (2013) See more »

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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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