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Russian Doll (2001)

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 ... See full summary »
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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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Details

Official Sites:

Lot47 Films [United States]

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,722, 22 June 2001

Gross USA:

$127,103
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Harvey: I'm a catholic turned atheist, how can I have a Jewish wedding?
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Soundtracks

Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Written by Louis Jordan / Billy Austin
Performed by Dinah Washington
Published by Universal - MCA Music Publishing A.D.O. Universal Studions Inc.
Licensed courtesy of EMI Music Australia
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Nothing Special
23 May 2003 | by tonyhicSee all my reviews

Hugo Weaving, Sacha Horler and David Wenham, all fine actors, put in their usual standard performance, but it doesn't do much good with such a weak and implausible storyline. The whole thing hangs on the credibility of Katia, the title role. Natalia Novikova makes a huge effort, but I believe it's an impossible task.


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