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The Girl in the Café

The Girl in the Café

Bill Nighy
Director: David Yates Cast: Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
, Kelly MacDonald
Kelly MacDonald
, Corin Redgrave
Corin Redgrave
David Yates




Produced for HBO, the Capraesque romantic comedy The Girl in the Café stars Bill Nighy as Lawrence, a mild and unprepossessing British civil servant assigned to his country's delegation at the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. Although he'd resigned himself to a life of lonely bachelorhood, Lawrence finds himself drawn to Gina (Kelly MacDonald), a odd, outspoken young woman whom he has met in a café. On a whim, the shy Lawrence invites the decidedly un-shy Gina to accompany him to Reykjavik. The burgeoning relationship between these two seemingly mismatched souls is counterpointed by the political jockeying at the conference, where the avowed purpose of G8 -- to adopt the all-important Millennium Development Goals as a means of reducing world poverty -- is obscured by egomania, xenophobia, and foot-dragging. Ultimately, the time comes when both Lawrence and Gina must make crucial decisions, with not only their own future but also the future of humankind in the balance. Written by Richard Curtis of Four Weddings and a Funeral fame, The Girl in the Café first aired on June 25, 2005.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2012
UPC: 0883316476635
Original Release: 2005
Source: Hbo Archives
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 51,746

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with writer Richard Curtis and director David Yates; Behind-the-scenes featurette; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Nighy Lawrence
Kelly MacDonald Gina
Corin Redgrave Prime Minister
Meneka Das Sunita
Anton Lesser George
Penny Downie Ruth
Paul Ritter Robert
Wolf Kahler Herr Gerhardt
Louisa Bojesen CNBC Newscaster
Philippe De Grossouvre French Senior Advisor
Martin McDougall American Senior Advisor
Christian Pedersen German Senior Advisor
Toshie Ogura Japanese Delegate
Madeleine Potter American Finance Minister
Peter Rnic Russian Finance Minister
Ken Stott Chancellor of the Exchequer
Alyshia Westlake Canadian Delegate
Marit Kile Waitress
Fran Purcell Secretary
Simon Wilson Journalist
Damon Younger Hotel Receptionist
Federico Zanni Italian Waiter
Richard Curtis Actor

Technical Credits
David Yates Director
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
Richard Curtis Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Mark Day Editor
Julie Fardner Executive Producer
Julie Gardner Executive Producer
Nicholas Hooper Score Composer
Hilary Bevan Jones Producer
Candida Otton Producer,Production Designer
Chris Seager Cinematographer
Fiona Weir Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Girl in the Cafe
1. Directly Opposite [5:59]
2. Second Cup [3:12]
3. Reykjavik [2:17]
4. Double Bed [6:14]
5. The G8 [:46]
6. Trouble Sleeping [6:52]
7. A Security Issue [3:56]
8. A Chance For Change [2:20]
9. The Millennium Issue [4:44]
10. Credits [4:22]

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