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The Girl in the Café (TV)

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Original title
The Girl in the Café (TV)
Running time
90 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Richard Curtis
Nicholas Hooper
Chris Seager
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Co-production United Kingdom-United States; BBC / HBO
Drama. Romance | Politics. TV Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Commissioned as part of a range of programmes the BBC is making to celebrate Africa in 2005, the 90-minute film stars Bill Nighy and Kelly MacDonald and follows the story of a hard-working, shy civil servant, Lawrence, and his life-changing relationship with a mysterious girl whom he meets in a café opposite Downing Street.

He takes her on a romantic mini-break - to the G8 Summit. Set against the backdrop of a G8 Summit Meeting, in Reykjavik, Iceland - where Lawrence is one of the British delegation - their gentle love story develops as world leaders compete for media and political advantage. While the politicians argue, the Millennium Development Goals are sidelined. The film follows both the growing love story between two shy outsiders and the progress of the summit, until the two become dramatically, comically and inevitably entwined.
2006: Emmy: Best TV Movie, Supp. Actress (Macdonald) and Screenplay. 7 Nominations
2005: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor (Nighy) & Actress (MacDonald)
2005: BAFTA TV Awards: Best Photography & Light
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