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A French writer finds his life is once again being turned sideways by his footloose European friends in this sequel to the international hit . Five years after we last saw him, Xavier (Romain Duris) has given up his aspirations of a career in international finance, but his new path as a writer isn't going as well as he hoped; his novel about his experiences in Spain has yet to be published, and lately he's been writing scripts for a French soap opera. When his French producers enter into a co-production agreement with a British network and Xavier lands an assignment ghost-writing a tell-all autobiography for famous fashion model Celia Shelburn (Lucy Gordon), he finds himself spending plenty of time traveling between Paris and London. In London, Xavier becomes reacquainted with Wendy (Kelly Reilly), whom he met during his time in Spain, and he wonders if he should take another stab at a relationship with her; Wendy is currently involved, but is increasingly frustrated with her boyfriend's drug problems and mood swings. Xavier is also infatuated with Celia, and wonders if a dalliance with the glamorous model might be possible. Needing romantic advice, Xavier turns to another old friend, Isabelle (Cécile De France), a lesbian who offers her understanding of women as well as a spare bedroom in her flat. Xavier also gets pointers from his ex-girlfriend Martine (Audrey Tautou), who has a child from a former beau and is trying to sort out her own romantic troubles. Russian Dolls (aka Les Poupées Russes) also features Kevin Bishop, reprising his role as William from the first film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 10, 2006


Romain Duris
as Xavier
Audrey Tautou
as Martine
Cécile De France
as Isabelle
Kelly Reilly
as Wendy
Kevin Bishop
as William
Evguenya Obraztsova
as Natacha
Lucy Gordon
as Célia Shelburn
Irene Montalà
as Neus
Aïssa Maïga
as Kassia
Cristina Brondo
as Soledad
Federico D'Anna
as Allesandro
Barnaby Metschurat
as Tobias
Christian Pagh
as Lars
Julie Durand
as Juliette
Pierre Cassignard
as Platane
Martine Demaret
as Xavier's Mother
Olivier Saladin
as Gérard
Zinedine Soualem
as Mr. Boubaker
Gary Love
Jake Canuso


Cédric Klapisch
Bruno Levy
Cédric Klapisch
Dominique Colin
Laurent Levesque
Composer (Music Score)
Loik Dury
Composer (Music Score)
Francine Sandberg
Chris Edwards
Production Designer
Marie Cheminal
Production Designer
Anne Schotte
Costume Designer
Cyril Moisson
Sound/Sound Designer
Eric Pujol
First Assistant Director
Jeanne Millet
Jacques Royer
Production Manager
Dominique Dalmasso
Sound Mixer
Judith Gayo
Jane Milon
Hair Styles
Barbara Constantine
Stephane Brunclair
Sound Editor