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FULL SYNOPSIS

A man looking for love gets more than he bargained for when he chooses his prospective wife on the internet in this dark comedy. The manager of a bank in a small British community (Ben Chaplin) decides that he's in need of long-term companionship, and through an on-line marriage broker called From Russia With Love, he obtains a "mail order" bride (Nicole Kidman). While he's more than pleased that his new fiancée is so beautiful, she turns out to have a dangerous and mysterious side that he wasn't counting on, and things become quite complicated when two of her cousins (Vincent Cassel and Mathieu Kassovitz) arrive from Russia and move into his tiny house in St. Albans. Though set in England, Birthday Girl was actually shot in Australia, which allowed leading lady Nicole Kidman to stay in touch with her then- husband, Tom Cruise, who was shooting Mission: Impossible II in Australia at the same time. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 1, 2002

Cast

Nicole Kidman
as Nadia
Ben Chaplin
as John
Vincent Cassel
as Alexei
Mathieu Kassovitz
as Yuri
Sally Phillips
as Karen
Ben Miller
as Concierge
Mark Gatiss
as Tim
Steve Pemberton
as Duty Sergeant
Stephen Mangan
as Bank Manager
Reece Shearsmith
as Porter
Jonathan Aris
as D.I. O'Fetiger
Sue Maund
as Woman With Lost Hat
Jo McInnes
as Waitress
Raj Ghatak
as Bank Collegue
Alan Stocks
as Passport official
Rebecca Clarke
as Bank Collegue
Katya Barton-Chapple
as Young Sophia
Jack Pierce
as Bank Collegue

Crew

Jez Butterworth
Director
Piers Thompson
Director
Steve Butterworth
Producer
Diana Phillips
Producer
Eric Abraham
Producer
Tom Butterworth
Screenwriter
Jez Butterworth
Screenwriter
Oliver Stapleton
Cinematographer
Peter J. Robertson
Cinematographer
Bob Last
Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Warbeck
Composer (Music Score)
Christopher Tellefsen
Editor
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski
Production Designer
Rebecca Holmes
Art Director
Diaan Wajon
Art Director
Allon Reich
Executive Producer
Julie Goldstein
Executive Producer
Paul Webster
Executive Producer
Rick Schwartz
Executive Producer
Colin Leventhal
Executive Producer
Sydney Pollack
Executive Producer
Verity Roberts
Set Designer
Arabella Lockhart
Set Designer
Linda Wilson
Set Designer
Robert Agganis
Camera Operator
Sy Hollands
Stunts
Levan Doran
Stunts
Analie Whitfield
Stunts
Jamie Millington
Stunts
Dominic Freece
Stunts
Caroline Bonham
Production Manager
Jina Jay
Casting
Bernard Bellew
Production Manager
Ting Adisug
Electrician
James Wilson
Production Executive
Vicki Popplewell
Line Producer
Viv Mepham
Makeup
Bibs Ekkel
Musical Performer
Zac Murphy
Electrician
Beth Pickworth
Graphic Design
Trish Newton
Makeup
Val Wardlow
CGI Effects
Val Wardlow
Visual Effects
Verena Khan
Art Department Assistant
Steve Donnelly
Musical Performer
Steve Watts
Musical Performer
Steven Sallybanks
Scenic Artist
Robert Agganis
Steadicam Operator
Robin O'Donoghue
Re-Recording Mixer
Robyn Elliott
Costumes Supervisor
Rosie Hardwick
Assistant Art Director
Serena Gattuso
Production Coordinator
Beau Savastos
Grip
Simon Hinkly
Second Unit Director
Simone Wajon
Makeup
Richard Fordham
Assistant Sound Editor
Robbie Austin
Makeup
Robbie Birtles
Grip
Paul Clarvis
Musical Performer
Pauline Griffiths
Foley Artist
Peter Eastgate
Electrician
Peter Holland
Electrician
Jo Bruneteau
Electrician
Joel Beckett
Unit Production Manager
John Paricelli
Musical Performer
Julia Castle
Assistant Art Director
Julian Calde
Storyboard Artist
Julie Clement
Post Production Accountant
Katie Sharrock
Properties Master
Kenny Pitts
Electrician
Adel Dunno
Makeup
Leo Cowan
Grip
Jim Hajicosta
Production Accountant
Ian Fuller
Supervising Sound Editor
Ian MacBeth
Assistant Sound Editor
Igor Outkin
Musical Performer
Liam Daniel
Still Photographer
Lisa Vick
Script Supervisor
Louis Elman
Voice Casting
Lucy Fawcett
Foley Artist
Malcolm Rose
Boom Operator
Maria Farmer
Unit Publicist
Anthony Pleeth
Musical Performer
Martin Foley
Art Department Assistant
Martin France
Musical Performer
Mat Bolin
Electrician
Matt Clyde
Electrician
Matt Dalton
Post Production Accountant
Matt Inglis
Electrician
Arabella Lockhart
Buyer
Michael Turoff
CGI Effects
Miles Jones
Electrician
Arnaud Clerici
ADR Mixer
Adrian Toynton
Second Unit Director
Nick Ingman
Conductor
Noriko Watanabe
Hair Styles
Noriko Watanabe
Makeup
Carro Knott
Makeup
David Lucarelli
ADR Mixer
Derek Lomas
Special Effects Editor
Donna Grey
Line Producer
Eddy Joseph
Supervising Sound Editor
Elizabeth Himelstein
Dialogue Coach
Emmanuel Kostoglou
Art Department Assistant
Erica Wells
Hair Styles
Finbar Collins
Electrician
Fran Triefus
Production Coordinator
Garth Marshall
Production Sound
Gary Padget
Electrician
Geoff Boyce
Grip
Allison Wyldeck
Costumes Supervisor
Al York
Electrician
Carl Wood
Location Manager
Peter J. Robertson
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Peter J. Robertson
Steadicam Operator
Claudia Kalindjian
Unit Publicist
Clif Henry
Electrician
Clive Ripon
Electrician
Rick Schwartz
Production Executive
Stephen Barker
Production Controller
Nick Drew
CGI Effects
Nick Drew
Visual Effects
Jim Henson's Creature Shop
CGI Effects
Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Visual Effects
Randy Spendlove
Executive Music Producer
Allon Reich
Production Executive
Gerard McCann
Music Editor
Glen Jenkins
Electrician
Glyn Dillon
Storyboard Artist
Graham Longhurst
Special Effects Supervisor
Guy Norris
Stunts Coordinator
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