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Birthday Girl
Directed by Jez Butterworth
Produced by Eric Abraham,
Steve Butterworth,
Diana Phillips
Written by Tom Butterworth,
Jez Butterworth
Starring Nicole Kidman,
Ben Chaplin,
Vincent Cassel,
Mathieu Kassovitz
Music by Stephen Warbeck
Distributed by Miramax Films
Released February 1, 2002
Budget $13,000,000
IMDb profile

Birthday Girl is a 2001 British Film Four-backed film featuring Nicole Kidman as a Russian mail-order bride. It is directed by Jez Butterworth and stars Ben Chaplin and Vincent Cassel. Image File history File links Birthday_Girl. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Nicole Kidman at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born June 20, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American-born Australian actress. ... Ben Chaplin (born Benedict Greenwood on 31st July 1970, London) is an English actor who first came to public attention for his performance as Matthew Malone in the first series of the sitcom Game On. ... Vincent Cassel (born November 23, 1966) is a French actor. ... Mathieu Kassovitz Mathieu Kassovitz (born 3 August 1967 in Paris) is a French actor, director, screenwriter, and is considered one of contemporary Frances top young film talents. ... Miramax Films was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Film Four is a British film production company owned by Channel 4. ... Nicole Kidman at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born June 20, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American-born Australian actress. ... It has been suggested that Marriage agency be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Ben Chaplin (born Benedict Greenwood on 31st July 1970, London) is an English actor who first came to public attention for his performance as Matthew Malone in the first series of the sitcom Game On. ... Vincent Cassel (born November 23, 1966) is a French actor. ...


Plot

John, a banker orders a mail-order bride Nadia from Russia on the internet. Later on, her cousins turn up to celebrate her birthday. After an altercation one of her cousins holds her hostage and demands a ransom from John. John is forced to steal from his bank where he has worked for ten years. After the ransom is paid, he learns that the hostage incident is a hoax. Nadia and her 'cousins' are her criminal accomplices, one of them being her boyfriend. Nadia gets into trouble after her boyfriend learns she is pregnant and John goes back to rescue her.


Trivia

When released in Russian-speaking countries, Nicole Kidman's voice had to be dubbed over (along with the English voices), as her Russian speech, while sounding convincing to many Anglophones, was actually very poor, and at times barely comprehensible.


Many scenes of the movie were shot in the English town Hemel Hempstead which made world news in 2005 as being the location of the Buncefield Oil Depot disaster. Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 81,143 at the 2001 Census. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal, known locally as the Buncefield oil depot, is an oil depot located on the edge of Hemel Hempstead (grid reference TL087084) to the north of London in the United Kingdom. ...


It took them about thirty minutes to get Ben Chaplin all tied up. At one point, Chaplin needed to pee, so they had to untie him. Then, they had to tie him up again.


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