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.
Love can't change what's wrong in the world. But it's a start.
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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
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.
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?
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.
I can see that, it's just, you know... tough, for those...
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
Written and Performed by Damien Rice
[heard at beginning and over end credits] See more