Tag Archives: Romain Duris

L’auberge espagnole (2002) Cédric Klapisch, Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Reilly, Comedy, Drama

L'auberge espagnole (2002)
A man eager to learn Spanish gets an education he wasn’t expecting in this comedy drama. Xavier (Romain Duris) is a French economics student who is nearing the completion of his degree and is looking for work. Xavier’s father arranges for him to meet a ranking member of the Ministry of Finance, who makes him an offer – he can give him a good job, but only under the condition that he learn to speak Spanish. Determined not to pass up the opportunity, Xavier enrolls in a language program in Barcelona, despite the misgivings of his girlfriend, Martine (Audrey Tautou). Upon his arrival, Xavier moves into a large house shared by a large group of students from all over Europe. Xavier finds that his ideas and attitudes are challenged in a positive way by the diverse personalities of his housemates…
Read More »

Les Poupées Russes / Russian Dolls (2005) Cédric Klapisch, Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Les Poupees Russes (2005)
A French writer finds his life is once again being turned sideways by his footloose European friends in this sequel to the international hit L’Auberge Espagnole. 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…
Read More »