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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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Gina
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Sunita
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George
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Robert
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Chancellor
Federico Zanni ...
Italian Waiter
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Ruth
Damon Younger ...
Hotel Receptionist
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Waitress (as Marit Kile)
Philippe De Grossouvre ...
French Delegate
Louisa Bojesen ...
CNBC Newscaster
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German Senior Advisor (as Christian Pedersen)
Toshie Ogura ...
Japanese Delegate
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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25 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Dziewczyna z kawiarni  »

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Goofs

When Lawrence arranges with Gina to meet for lunch, he picks a date that he is free, suggests a restaurant, and they agree. But they do not choose a time to meet. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence: Tell me... why were you in prison?
Gina: I hurt a man.
Lawrence: Why?
Gina: Because he hurt a child, killed a child.
Lawrence: Your child?
Gina: Does it matter whose child?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Need
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Written by Aaron Wheeler and Jayme Tovey
Music House International
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I love, love, love "The Girl in the Cafe"!!!
26 June 2005 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

WOW! I just watched an absolutely brilliant film on HBO tonight. "The Girl in the Cafe" stars Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald in what I am sure will be one of the very best films of the year.

The film will, with 100% certainty, appeal to those who loved "Lost in Translation" and it will probably resonate with many of those who didn't like the characters in that film as much as the rest of us.

The two characters in this film are adorable, seemingly mismatched and yet a perfect relationship forms. Nighy & Macdonald deliver Oscar worthy performances... it is shame that this TV movie won't qualify!!! The film is also rife with political intelligence at it is set against the backdrop of a summit being held in Reykjavik, Iceland.

This is a spectacular screenplay, delicately balanced and bittersweet, insightful and poignant.

THE GIRL IN THE CAFE is superb in every way.

Look for it on HBO right now!!! I believe it plays twice on the 28th and will assuredly be repeated many times this month!!!


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