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Ginger & Rosa -- The Cuban Missile Crisis meets the Sexual Revolution in this critically acclaimed film about two friends in 1960s London. Their friendship is tested as they try to overcome personal devastation as the world around them seems to implode.
Ginger & Rosa -- A look at the lives of two teenage girls — inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms.
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19 October 2012 (Ireland) See more »
Friendship pulled them together. Love tore them apart.
A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Christina Hendricks ... Natalie

Jodhi May ... Anoushka

Alessandro Nivola ... Roland
Luke Cloud ... Rosa's Father
Poppy Bloor ... Young Ginger
Magdalene Mountford ... Young Rosa

Elle Fanning ... Ginger

Ray Lonnen ... Radio Announcer

Alice Englert ... Rosa
Brock Everitt-Elwick ... Beatnik

Max Scully ... Beatnik

Marcus Shakesheff ... Teddy Boy in Car
Charlie Smith ... Teddy Boy in Car
Rupert Rixon ... Boy on Beach

Timothy Spall ... Mark

Andrew Hawley ... Tony
Ben Wimsett ... YCND Boy

Oliver Platt ... Mark Two

Annette Bening ... Bella
Aine Garvey ... Child Playing
Madison Deluca-Perry ... Child Playing
Amelie Deluca-Perry ... Child Playing

Rory Finn ... Boy in café (as Rory James)

Oliver Milburn ... Roger

Richard Strange ... Dinner Guest

Stephen Boxer ... Police Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francesca Bennett ... Nosey Neighbour (uncredited)

Greg Bennett ... Demo Policeman (uncredited)
Gary Comerford ... CND Protestor (uncredited)
Philip Harvey ... Demo Policeman (uncredited)
Robin Harvey ... CND Protester (uncredited)
Andy Joy ... Crucifer (uncredited)

Kayti Moran ... Sixth Fomer (uncredited)

Directed by
Sally Potter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sally Potter  written by

Produced by
Jonas Allen .... co-producer
Reno Antoniades .... executive producer
Lene Bausager .... co-producer
Caroline Blanco .... assistant producer: MISO Film
Peter Bose .... co-producer
Aaron L. Gilbert .... executive producer
Goetz Grossmann .... executive producer
Margot Hand .... co-executive producer: Media House Capital
Kurban Kassam .... associate producer
Marshall Leviten .... line producer
Heidi Levitt .... executive producer
Andrew Litvin .... producer
Patrick Murray .... co-executive producer: Media House Capital
Joe Oppenheimer .... executive producer
Christopher Sheppard .... producer
Paula Vaccaro .... executive producer (as Paula Alvarez Vaccaro)
Michael Weber .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Robbie Ryan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anders Refn 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
Heidi Levitt 
Production Design by
Carlos Conti 
Art Direction by
Andrea Matheson 
Set Decoration by
Liz Griffiths 
Costume Design by
Holly Waddington 
Makeup Department
Francesco Alberico .... key hair stylist
Tara McDonald .... hair & make up designer
Tara McDonald .... makeup designer
Sophie Roberts .... hair stylist
Sophie Roberts .... makeup artist
Wakana Yoshihara .... hair supervisor
Wakana Yoshihara .... makeup supervisor
Lisa Mustafa .... crowd makeup and hair (uncredited)
Jacqui Rathore .... daily crowd hairdresser (uncredited)
Production Management
Benjamin Bailey .... unit manager (as Ben Bailey)
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Fiona Morham .... head of production: L BFI Film Fund
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Hanson .... first assistant director
Andrew Mannion .... second assistant director (as Andy Mannion)
Darren Price .... third assistant director
Christian Rigg .... second assistant director
Toby Spanton .... third assistant director: dailies (uncredited)
Andrew Vanneck .... crowd third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Yasmin Alvarez .... trainee art department assistant
Rob Anderson .... construction services
Roddy Dolan .... dressing props
Antonia Gibbs .... production buyer
Maud Gircourt .... illustrator
Neil Griffiths .... dressing props
Tom Knight .... art department assistant
Emily Norris .... graphics
Craig Price .... property master
Mark Sindall .... standby props
Lasse Strøm .... graphic designer
Oli van der Vijver .... stand-by art director
Ben Bagley .... dressing prop (uncredited)
Anthea Dixon .... painter (uncredited)
Jai Field .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Jason Line .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Seb Palmer .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jonathan Acbard .... boom operator
Alex Bryce .... sound assistant
Simon Chase .... additional dialogue editor
Anne Jensen .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrea King .... foley artist
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound mixer
Kyle Pickford .... sound assistant
Lars Rasmussen .... sound assistant
Eddie Simonsen .... supervising sound editor
Katharina Bormann .... post sound facility coordinator (uncredited)
Christopher Swaine .... voice over recording engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Graham Povey .... special effects supervisor
Andrew Ryan .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Michael Holm .... compositor: Nordisk Film ShortCut
Martin Madsen .... visual effects supervisor: Nordisk Film ShortCut
Dann Damgaard Sandgreen .... compositor: Nordisk Film ShortCut
Morten Skytte .... graphics: Nordisk Film ShortCut
Mia Bang Stenberg .... digital production manager: Nordisk Film ShortCut
Lasse Strøm .... compositor: Nordisk Film ShortCut
Gary Arthurs .... stunt performer
Zarene Dallas .... stunt performer
Sarah Franzl .... stunt performer
Gary Hoptrough .... stunt performer
Cristian Knight .... stunt performer (as Christian Knight)
Derek Lea .... stunt performer
Belinda McGinley .... stunt performer
Ray Nicholas .... stunt performer
James O'Donnell .... stunt coordinator (as James O'Dee)
Arran Topham .... stunt performer
Tony Van Silva .... stunt performer
Martin Wilde .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Niall Barry .... camera assistant
Rachel Clark .... second assistant camera: dailies
Andy Cole .... gaffer
Paul Cronin .... best boy
Nicola Dove .... still photographer
Rob Garvie .... camera equipment: Pnavision
Tony Kelly .... rigger (as Toni Kelly)
Sean Leonard .... second assistant camera
Adrian Mackay .... electrician
Simon Muir .... key grip
Andrew O'Reilly .... first assistant camera
James Paul Thomas .... camera trainee
Chris Tann .... electrician
Laura Thompson .... lighting equipment: ARRI Lighting
Casting Department
Solomon Artistes .... extras casting
Lisa Essary .... casting associate
Lauren Fernandes .... casting associate
David Lowe .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bartholomew Cariss .... assistant costume designer
Lucy Donowho .... standby costume
Alex Grace .... costume assistant
Emma Harding .... costume assistant
Dougie Hawkes .... costumer
Susan Kulkarni .... costumer
Sarah Jane Reichert .... costume assistant
Hannah Walter .... costume supervisor
Madison Steigerwald .... costume production assistant: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Michael Aaglund .... assistant editor
Morten Arnoldus .... post-production coordinator (as Morten Sylvest Arnoldus)
Ejvind Bording .... color timer
Thomas Caspersen .... dcp mastering
Per Sidor .... digital intermediate
Jens Lilledal Sørensen .... mastering
Thomas Therchilsen .... digital color grader
Rasmus Toft .... on-line technician
Beatrice von Schwerin .... post-production coordinator: MISO Film
Location Management
Tobin Hughes .... location scout
Sarah Kate Lewis .... location assistant
Nick Oliver .... location scout
Jane Soans .... location manager
Georgette Turner .... assistant location manager
Alex Darby .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Amy Ashworth .... music supervisor
Der-Shin Hwang .... music tutor
Alan Lewens .... music consultant
Karen Street .... music tutor
Transportation Department
Justin Ackroyd .... driver: props
Andy Barton .... unit driver
Hassan Blal .... Driver: Elle Fanning
Mark Cherry .... unit driver
Micky Watts .... driver: minibus
Other crew
Debbie Banbury-Morley .... clearances (as Debbie Banbury Morley)
Jimmy Barnett .... production assistant: Adventure Pictures
Nigel Barnett .... accountant: Rawse Varley and Co, Adventure Pictures
Matt Bensley .... floor runner
Daniel Bliss .... floor runner
Valentina Borfecchia .... floor runner
Russell Boswell .... unit catering: Ace Catering
Diana Branch .... unit nurse
Zoe Brown .... head of business affairs: BBC Films
Jessica Carp .... chaperone
Dean Clack .... facilities
Stella Corradi .... assistant to director
Laura Crowley .... legal services: Reed Smith
Walter Donohue .... story consultant
Will Evans .... head of business affairs: BFI Film Fund
Penny Eyles .... script supervisor
Lizzie Francke .... senior production executive: BFI Film Fund
Sandra Frieze .... dialect coach
Laura Gary .... on-set tutor
Simon Gillis .... legal and business affairs manager: BBC Films
Charmian Gradwell .... dialect coach
Anwen Griffiths .... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Mick Hurrell .... fire and safety advisor: JHA Safety
Steve Joberns .... auditor: Shipleys (as Stephen Joberns)
Ian Kirk .... head of production finance: BFI Film Fund
David Madison .... production assistant: Adventure Pictures
Martin Madsen .... title designer
Michael Manzi .... production executive
Rachel Martin .... assistant production coordinator
Stephen Masters .... title designer: Shosho Rotterdam
Joseph Matthews .... making-of director
Meagan Maudsley .... production assistant: Adventure Pictures
Charles McDonald .... unit publicist
Sheila Fraser Milne .... production executive
Kevin O'Shea .... insurance services: Gallagher Enterainment
Beth Pattinson .... development editor: BBC Films
Richard Phillips .... legal services: Reed Smith
Charlie Pinsent .... assistant accountant
Freya Pinsent .... production accountant
Amelia Price .... production coordinator
Jane Rundle .... archive consultant
Matthew Sanders .... unit publicist
Thomas Schlein .... laboratory production manager
Angela Schurrah .... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Tanya Seghatchian .... head of film fund: BFI Film Fund
Kate Seymour .... floor runner
Lee Stone .... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Shiva Talwar .... floor runner
Liam Thornton .... production assistant
Philip Varley .... accountant: Rawse Varley and Co, Adventure Pictures
Michael Wood .... production executive: BBC Films
Helenka Boden .... crowd runner: dailies (uncredited)
Jason Devil .... on-set security (uncredited)
Christian Routh .... script consultant (uncredited)
Mark Rowan .... health & safety advisor (uncredited)
Azia Tron .... business affairs assistant (uncredited)
Chrissie Vides Alvarado .... executive assistant: Aaron L. Gilbert (uncredited)
Derek Warman .... fire officer (uncredited)
Mary Jane Arrington .... thanks
Nella Bielski .... thanks
Reinhard Brundig .... thanks
Xavier Collin .... thanks
Joy Fanning .... thanks
Brittany Kahan .... thanks
Christine Langan .... thanks
Dixie Linder .... thanks
Caroline Potter .... in loving memory of
Sarah Radclyffe .... thanks
Christian Routh .... thanks
Bart Walker .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for mature disturbing thematic material involving teen choices - sexuality, drinking, smoking, and for language
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG12 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:6 | Peru:14 | South Korea:15 | Switzerland:14 | UK:12A (theatrical rating) | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

Elle Fanning was only 13 years old at the time of filming when she portrayed 17-year-old Ginger.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Ginger and Rosa supposedly ride upon a whirling children's roundabout, and yet their hair isn't blown about by the wind.See more »
[first lines]
Natalie:I think Rosa's a bad influence.
Roland:Meaning what, exactly?
Natalie:Anoushka worries about her. She says she's disturbed.
Ginger:[interrupting] So would you be if you'd been told you were a failure when you were 11 years old!
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
subtle, thoughtful coming-of-age tale, 8 November 2013
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, "Ginger and Rosa" is a complex tale of two adolescent girls, best friends from childhood, coming of age in early 1960s England.

Ginger, so named because of her flaming red hair, is the more socially awkward of the two, and it is she who has recently become obsessed with the threat of global nuclear annihilation. Rosa seems a bit more worldly and experimental overall, more willing to take a dip in that tantalizing pool known as adulthood with all the attended mysteries - and risks - it has to offer. This creates a bit of a problem for the two when Rosa becomes romantically involved with Ginger's handsome step dad who has recently separated from Ginger's mom.

Ginger struggles to find herself amidst the Cuban Missile Crisis, Ban the Bomb rallies and the tumultuous lives of the people around her. Failed marriages, unfulfilled lives, unreliable friendships - these become the preoccupations of a young girl who has the added concern of a world seemingly on the path to blowing itself up to deal with. Or is that broader concern just a convenient way for her to deflect and sublimate the pain brought on by her relationships with her mother, stepfather and best friend, not to mention the perfectly ordinary growing pains common to adolescence? Writer/director Sally Potter doesn't feel the need to answer that question, and one of the movie's strongest assets is that it doesn't deal with its subject matter and themes in black-and-white terms. It feels real precisely because it doesn't pigeonhole its characters or provide a neat, carefully planned-out narrative for the audience to follow. We're allowed to observe these people from an appropriate emotional distance and to render our own judgment - or lack of judgment - on them. They may be screwed up, but we see a lot of ourselves reflected in them, even if we don't care to fully admit it.

Elle Fanning turns in a remarkably self-assured performance as Ginger, and she receives excellent support from Alice Englert as Rosa, Alessandro Nivola as the step dad, and Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" as her mom. Moreover, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt and Annette Benning appear as unconventional but sympathetic neighbors who Greek-chorus their way through the film.

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