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25 June 2005 (USA) See more »
Love can't change what's wrong in the world. But it's a start.
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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I love, love, love "The Girl in the Cafe"!!! See more (117 total) »


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Bill Nighy ... Lawrence

Kelly Macdonald ... Gina

Meneka Das ... Sunita

Anton Lesser ... George

Paul Ritter ... Robert

Ken Stott ... Chancellor

Federico Zanni ... Italian Waiter

Penny Downie ... Ruth
Damon Younger ... Hotel Receptionist

Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir ... Assistant Receptionist

Marit Velle Kile ... Waitress (as Marit Kile)
Philippe De Grossouvre ... French Delegate
Louisa Bojesen ... CNBC Newscaster

Christian Rubeck ... German Senior Advisor (as Christian Pedersen)
Toshie Ogura ... Japanese Delegate

Martin McDougall ... American Senior Advisor

Corin Redgrave ... Prime Minister
Wolf Kahler ... Herr Gerhardt
Madeleine Potter ... Secretary of the Treasury
Alysha Westlake ... G8 Delegate
Simon Wilson ... Journalist
Fran Purcell ... Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Max Bollinger ... G8 reporter (uncredited)

Darri Ingolfsson ... Icelandic waiter (uncredited)
Peter Rnic ... Russian Finance Minister (uncredited)

Directed by
David Yates 
Writing credits
Richard Curtis (written by)

Produced by
Paul Abbott .... executive producer: Tightrope Pictures
Hilary Bevan Jones .... producer
Richard Curtis .... executive producer
Julie Gardner .... executive producer: BBC
Chris Thompson .... line producer
Robert Velo .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nicholas Hooper 
Cinematography by
Chris Seager (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mark Day 
Casting by
Fiona Weir 
Production Design by
Candida Otton 
Art Direction by
Andrea Coathupe 
Costume Design by
Jacky Levy 
Makeup Department
Faye De Bremaeker .... makeup supervisor (as Fay de Bremaeker)
Anne Oldham .... hair designer (as Anne 'Nosh' Oldham)
Anne Oldham .... makeup designer (as Anne 'Nosh' Oldham)
Production Management
Ted Ladlow .... unit manager
Heidi Mount .... post-production supervisor
Petur Sigurdsson .... production manager: Iceland
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Caroline Chapman .... third assistant director
Paul Frift .... first assistant director
Adam Jenkins .... crowd third assistant director
Paula Turnbull .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sigurbjörn Búi Baldvinsson .... art department production assistant
Kevin Biggs .... painter
Nick Bowen .... painter
David Broadfoot .... stand-by rigger (as Dave Broadfoot)
Ulrika Celsing .... art department assistant
Chris Cull .... property master
Steve DeJulius .... stagehand
Gill Farr .... production buyer
Stuart Haste .... dressing props
Ben Johnson .... dressing prop daily
Victoria Layson .... graphics
Rob MacPherson .... stand-by props
Adrian Platt .... dressing props
Jason Reilly .... construction manager
Lee Reilly .... stand-by carpenter
Simon Riley .... stand-by props
Sarah Stuart .... stand-by art director
Bradley Wilcox .... stagehand
Frazer Williamson .... carpenter
Mark Williamson .... carpenter
Sound Department
Pat Boxshall .... dialogue editor
Stuart Hilliker .... dubbing mixer
Jeremy Lishman .... boom operator
Duncan McAllister .... foley recordist
Jamie McPhee .... sound effects editor
Simon Okin .... sound mixer
Adrienne Taylor .... sound assistant
Joanne Dunphy .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
James Davis III .... special effects senior technician
Hugh Goodbody .... special effects technician
Mark Holt .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Paul Beard .... visual effects line producer
Tamsin Edwards .... visual effects producer
Simon Frame .... visual effects supervisor
Isaac Layish .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Anthony .... best boy
Joss Barratt .... still photographer
Ray Bateman .... electrician
Jon Beacham .... focus puller
David Broadfoot .... stand-by rigger (as Dave Broadfoot)
Dick Conway .... electrician
Arnar Einarsson .... local grip
Steve Ellingworth .... camera grip
Jess Foster .... rigger
Jeremy Hiles .... camera operator
Stuart King .... gaffer
Joseph Mastrangelo .... assistant camera
Tom McFarling .... clapper loader
Gary Parnham .... electrician
Ingvar Stefánsson .... electrician
Paul Worley .... second grip
Elli Cassata .... director of photography: second unit, Iceland (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Howell .... assistant costume designer
Pookie Russell .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... colorist
Justin Eely .... on-line editor
Emily Grant .... assistant editor
Ulrike Münch .... assistant editor
Music Department
P.J. Bloom .... music supervisor
Other crew
David Blank .... assistant accountant
Victoria Brooks .... publicist: pictures
Adam Browne .... location manager
Kate Cobbold .... production accountant
Joey Coughlin .... floor runner
Tim Elliott .... floor runner
Racquel Findlay .... production secretary
Alice Freedman .... production runner
Emma Freud .... script editor
Deborah Goodman .... unit publicist
Ása Björg Ingimarsdóttir .... production assistant
Llinos Wyn Jones .... continuity
Claire Kerrison .... production coordinator
Mark J. Levenstein .... production executive
Dan McCulloch .... production runner
Catriona McKenzie .... development executive
Julie Scott .... production executive: BBC
Elín Sigurðardóttir .... runner/assistant

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Continuity: When Lawrence checks into the hotel in Reykjavik he is told by the clerk that he is in room 5021. However later when he and Gina are walking down the hotel hallway to the room they go to 5121.See more »
Lawrence:You're not fat... it's a well-established scientific fact that zips shrink in Iceland.See more »
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89 out of 111 people found the following review useful.
I love, love, love "The Girl in the Cafe"!!!, 26 June 2005
Author: TC Candler from Minneapolis, USA

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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