Birthday Girl is a 2001 erotic comedy thriller film directed by Jez Butterworth. The plot focuses on English bank clerk John Buckingham, who orders a Russian mail-order bride, Nadia. It becomes clear upon her arrival that Nadia cannot speak English, and early into her stay, two mysterious men come to the house claiming to be her cousin and cousin's friend. The film features Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin, Mathieu Kassovitz, and Vincent Cassel. English and Russian are spoken interchangeably in the film.
John Buckingham (Ben Chaplin), a introverted, lonely St Albans bank clerk, orders a mail-order bride Nadia (Nicole Kidman) from Russia on the Internet. John is uncomfortable and shy, but Nadia is sexually bold.
|author||Jez Butterworth Tom Butterworth|
|genre||comedy crime thriller|
|keywords||baby bank clerk bank robber force kidnap mail-order bride want|
|producer||Diana Phillips Steve Butterworth|
|productionCompany||FilmFour Productions HAL Films|
|publisher||FilmFour Distributors Miramax Films|
|recordedAt||Ashridge Hemel Hempstead London Stansted Pinewood Studios St Albans Sydney|
|theme||comedy thriller crime comedy erotic thriller romantic comedy|