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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 ([[Performer~P198978~Ben Chaplin~benchaplin]]) 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 ([[Performer~P38065~Nicole Kidman~nicolekidman]]). 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 ([[Performer~P198972~Vincent Cassel~vincentcassel]] and [[Performer~P37013~Mathieu Kassovitz~mathieukassovitz]]) 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 [[Performer~P38065~Nicole Kidman~nicolekidman]] to stay in touch with her then- husband, [[Performer~P86295~Tom Cruise~tomcruise]], who was shooting [[Feature~V184585~Mission: Impossible II~mission:impossibleii]] 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
Raj Ghatak
as Bank Collegue
Alan Stocks
as Passport official
Jo McInnes
as Waitress
Rebecca Clarke
as Bank Collegue
Ben Miller
as Concierge
Sue Maund
as Woman With Lost Hat
Katya Barton-Chapple
as Young Sophia
Steve Pemberton
as Duty Sergeant
Reece Shearsmith
as Porter
Stephen Mangan
as Bank Manager
Mark Gatiss
as Tim
Jonathan Aris
as D.I. O'Fetiger
Sally Phillips
as Karen
Jack Pierce
as Bank Collegue

Crew

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