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Russian Dolls

Russian Dolls

A Feature film by Cédric Klapisch

Produced by Ce Qui Me Meut

Release in France : 15/06/2005


    A new episode in Xavier's life, five years after his adventures in Barcelona in "The Spanish Apartment."     Xavier is now thirty. No longer a student, he is not yet a well-balanced, fullfiiled 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?

    Actors (34)

    Production and distribution (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Ce Qui Me Meut

    Foreign production company :

    Lunar Films

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, France 2 Cinéma

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    Russians Dolls by Cédric Klapisch (Les Poupées russes, France, 2005, 125 min.). Working with many of the same young actors who made L’Auberge espagnole such a worldwide success—including Audrey Tautou and Cécile de France—Cédric Klapisch offers a perceptive “state of a generation” report. Here, in one of France’s biggest box-office successes of 2005, he captures with equal measures of sympathy and bemused detachment the personal and professional travails of Xavier and his friends, as their youthful promise begins to settle into the workaday world. Five years after we left him in L’Auberge espagnole, Xavier (Romain Duris of The Beat That My Heart Skipped) seems to be living out his college dreams: he’s a working writer, he doesn’t lack for romantic companionship, and he has a supportive circle of friends. Yet somehow it’s not enough—or it is, but maybe what he really wants is something else. Description adapted from the Film Society at Lincoln Center.

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    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Bruno Lévy

    Screenwriter :

    Cédric Klapisch

    Sound Recordist :

    Cyril Moisson

    Production Manager :

    Jacques Royer

    Editor :

    Francine Sandberg

    Assistant editor :

    Caroline Dulac

    Production Designer :

    Marie Cheminal

    Costume designer :

    Anne Schotte

    Still Photographer :

    Jérôme Plon

    Assistant directors :

    Éric Pujol, Ophélie Gelber

    Director of Photography :

    Dominique Colin

    Assistant Operator :

    Mounia Lamrani Malhuret

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Astrid Gavard

    Sound Editor :

    Stéphane Brunclair

    Continuity supervisor :

    Barbara Constantine

    Music Composers :

    Laurent Levesque, Loïk Dury

    Sound mixers :

    Dominique Dalmasso, Cyril Moisson

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    Feature film

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    France, Great Britain

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    Majority French (France, Great Britain)

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    2 h 5 min

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    Dolby Digital

    Posters (4)


    News (11)

    Festival Selections (16)


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2006

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2006)


    César Award for Best Supporting Actress : Cécile De France

    Delegations (6)