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The Girl in the Café (2005)

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 25 June 2005
Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

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George
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Federico Zanni ...
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Ruth
Damon Younger ...
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Philippe De Grossouvre ...
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German Senior Advisor (as Christian Pedersen)
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Lawrence is a reserved civil servant who has worked for the British government for years. When he meets the much younger Gina in a café, he is immediately smitten. Feeling uncharacteristically impetuous, Lawrence invites her to join him on a business trip to Reykjavik for the G-8 summit. Gina, not one to hold her thoughts back, surprises Lawrence with her blunt political opinions, and he must balance his affection for her with the propriety of his position. Written by Jwelch5742

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Love can't change what's wrong in the world. But it's a start.

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Dziewczyna z kawiarni  »

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G8 Summits are only held in the G8 nations - Canada, the US, Japan, Russia, Germany, Italy, France and Britain. A summit would not be meeting in Iceland. See more »

Quotes

Gina: Is all right good enough? Is all right good enough for you, Mr. Gerhardt?
Chancellor of the Exchequer: I think all right is a lot more than many expected.
Gina: So lots more mothers die the day they give birth? Lots more children die before they're five? Lots and lots more die of diseases that are just a jab and a jolt to people like you and me?
Herr Gerhardt: Young lady, I think it might be helpful for you to look at it the other way around - thousands will benefit from what we do today.
Gina: I can see that, it's just, you know... tough, for those...
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During the credits, the sound of a finger snapping every 3 seconds is heard. Each snap represents a death in the world due to extreme poverty. See more »

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Barcarolle (Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour)
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from "LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN"
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Performed by Beverly Sills
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Tender movie both funny and stirring in that it has a good message.
29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a delightful movie. The cinematography was excellent as was the acting by Bill Nighy. It is a tender story with a message. Enjoyed the scenery as well as the characterizations. We stumbled on it on HBO and hope that it will receive a wider audience than just television. It is very timely. I enjoy Bill Nighy; have seen him in other movies but especially remember him in Love, Actually. Gina was also delightful and her last line "does it matter?" was very powerful. All of the G8 group who appeared to be interested in doing good were conflicted especially the Americans. Real problems are mentioned here and that is always a positive.


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