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Birthday Girl (2002)
Before They Share A Future, They Have To Survive Her Past
Be careful what you wish for...




Nicole plays Nadia/Sofia

Birthday Girl tells the story of Russian mail order bride Nadia, ordered over the internet by lonely bank clerk John. Nadia speaks very little English, but John finds that she makes up for it in the bedroom. However, when Nadia's "cousins" from Russia arrive, John finds his life turned upside down...

Information
Released: US- 1st February 2002; UK- 28th June 2002; Australia- 8th August 2002
Directed by: Jez Butterworth
Co-stars: Ben Chaplin (John), Vincent Cassel (Alexei), Mathieu Kassovitz (Yuri), Kate Evans (Clare), Stephen Mangan (Bank Manager)
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance

Filming: Hertfordshire, England; Sydney, Australia. Filming took place from August to November 1999.
Budget: $13,000,000
Nicole's salary: $1,500,000
Box Office: US- $4,919,896; UK- 651,700; Russia- $424,352. Opening weekends - $2,370,809 in the US on 1000 screens; 237,165 in the UK on 133 screens.
Runtime: 93mins / 1hr 33mins



Trivia
[1] Nicole actually learnt Russian for this role. She went to the Russian Embassy in Australia for help in speaking the language, and didn't work with any other coach on the set except the woman from the embassy.


Media
Trailers: -
Clips: -
Official site: -
Gallery: 'Birthday Girl' at the Nicole's Magic Gallery
Quotes: at Nicole's Magic



Worth watching for...
... Nicole's Russian accent. It's also a good, watchable film, and something a bit different from Nicole.


Buy It
Video - US (NTSC) | UK (PAL)
DVD - US (Region 1) | UK (Region 2)

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