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Russian Doll (2001)

Harvey, a neurotic private investigator and wannabe crime writer, gets asked to marry his best friend's mistress.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo Weaving ... Harvey
David Wenham ... Ethan
Rebecca Frith ... Miriam
Sacha Horler Sacha Horler ... Liza
Helen Dallimore Helen Dallimore ... Alison
Natalia Novikova ... Katia
Alan Lovell Alan Lovell ... Max Davenport
Felicity Price ... Phaedra
Laurie Foell ... Eve Davenport (as Laurie Foel)
Todd William Worden ... Eve's Lover (as Todd Worden)
Brigid Dixon Brigid Dixon ... Jessica
Peter Beaumont Peter Beaumont ... Robert
Peter Astridge Peter Astridge ... Alison's Lover
Alexandre Zilberman Alexandre Zilberman ... Taxi driver (as Alex Zilberman)
Mark Zitserman Mark Zitserman ... Mr. Daniel
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Storyline

Harvey, a self-doubting private investigator, plans to marry his girlfriend until he is hired to solve an adultery case and discovers the adulterer is cheating with his fiancée. Lost and dejected, Harvey quits his job and wallows in booze and the occasional odd blind date. Meanwhile, Katia, a Jewish woman from St. Petersburg, arrives in Sydney after answering an ad from an international matchmaking agency. But instead of love, she finds her prospective groom dead on arrival. Stranded in a foreign city with no one to turn to, Katia meets Ethan, a married man and Harvey's best friend. Ethan is soon scheming to figure out a way to keep Katia in the country without his wife Miriam discovering the affair. Ethan comes up with the perfect solution: he offers Harvey enough money to start writing the novel he has always dreamed of, if he agrees to marry Katia. Harvey is appalled by the idea. Ethan's marriage had been his only example that love can faithfully exist. However, since he needs the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

14 June 2001 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Orosz menyasszony See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$127,103

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$313,901
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene when Katia takes Harvey to the synagogue for the first time, this was actually Temple Emanuel, in the suburb of Woolhara in Sydney, Australia, near Bondi. See more »

Quotes

Liza: [Talking about jobs] What do you do?
Harvey: I drink a lot.
Liza: What a coincidence, me too.
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Soundtracks

Wedding Samba
Written by Abe Ellstein / Allan Small / Joseph Liebowitz
Performed by Carmen Miranda and The Andrews Sisters
Published by Universal - Duchess Music Corp
Courtesy of Impulse Records under license from Universal Music Australia
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Russian ruins
19 April 2003 | by dr_verducheSee all my reviews

Russian Doll looked good in the previews that is only where it looked good. Hugo Weaving and David Wenham lacked their usual charisma and depth of character. Katia was obnoxious and annoying. Ms. Horler was the only good thing about the movie she lead the cast through all the difficulties it faced in the script, she should have appeared more in the film, I was also disappointed that Laurie Foel was only in it for 1 minute. What it lacks Horler makes up for, but I wouldn't recommend this Australian film because it's a disaster.


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