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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... See more »

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Lawrence
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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
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Hotel Receptionist
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Assistant Receptionist
Marit Velle Kile ...
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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American Senior Advisor
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Prime Minister
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Herr Gerhardt
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Secretary of the Treasury
Alysha Westlake ...
G8 Delegate
Simon Wilson ...
Journalist
Fran Purcell ...
Secretary
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G8 reporter (uncredited)
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Cafe Customer (uncredited)
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Icelandic waiter (uncredited)
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City Banker (uncredited)
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Russian Finance Minister (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Yates

Written by

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Richard Curtis ... (written by)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Nicholas Hooper

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Chris Seager ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Mark Day

Editorial Department

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Chris Beeton ... colorist
Justin Eely ... on-line editor
Emily Grant ... assistant editor
Ulrike Münch ... assistant editor

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Fiona Weir

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Candida Otton

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Andrea Coathupe

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Jacky Levy

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Faye De Bremaeker ... makeup supervisor (as Fay de Bremaeker)
Anne Oldham ... hair designer (as Anne 'Nosh' Oldham) / makeup designer (as Anne 'Nosh' Oldham)

Production Management

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Ted Ladlow ... unit manager
Heidi Mount ... post-production supervisor
Petur Sigurdsson ... production manager: Iceland

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Caroline Chapman ... third assistant director
Paul Frift ... first assistant director
Adam Jenkins ... crowd third assistant director
Paula Turnbull ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Bui Baldvinsson ... art department production assistant (as Sigurbjörn Búi Baldvinsson)
Sarah Bicknell ... stand-by art director (as Sarah Stuart)
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
Bradley Wilcox ... stagehand
Frazer Williamson ... carpenter
Mark Williamson ... carpenter

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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)

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James Davis III ... special effects senior technician
Hugh Goodbody ... special effects technician
Mark Holt ... special effects supervisor

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Paul Beard ... visual effects line producer
Tamsin Edwards ... visual effects producer
Simon Frame ... visual effects supervisor
Isaac Layish ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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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 ... key 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

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Heather Howell ... assistant costume designer
Pookie Russell ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Adam Browne ... location manager

Music Department

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P.J. Bloom ... music supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew

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David Blank ... assistant accountant
Victoria Brooks ... publicist: pictures
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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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Love can't change what's wrong in the world. But it's a start. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rencontre au sommet (France)
  • G8 auf Wolke Sieben (Germany)
  • Dziewczyna z kawiarni (Poland)
  • Flickan i kaféet (Finland, Swedish title)
  • To koritsi stin kafeteria (Greece)
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  • 94 min
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Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Cold Water See more »
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 »
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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