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It's been awhile since I saw the film, so I might be wrong, but I'm assuming they're in France. The main reason I'm guessing this is because Jamie doesn't have Aurelia's address - all he knows is where she used to work for him, in the house in France. As for her and most of the people he encounters speaking only Portuegse, it is possible that A) some of the ...
In his early scenes with her there's clear banter between them, she's initially nervous and overly-familiar, but he likes it: David: Hello, Natalie. Natalie: Hello, David. I mean, sir. Shit, I can't believe I've just said that. And now I've gone and said 'shit'. Twice. I'm so sorry, sir. David: You could've said 'fuck' and we'd have been in ...
I am sure that Barry got it right. I check out the movie last night and the airport that he landed at was the Marseille Provence airport. This is located in the South East corner of France. It would not be a very convenient drive in the taxi to go all the way to Portugal from that location.
Jamie tracks Aurelia down in an area that is probably inside of (or near) Marseille. There are a lot of Portuguese-heritage folks in that area of France, partly due to immigration by Portuguese sailors. According to a Wikipedia entry on the demographics of France, "As at January 2006, INSEE estimates that the number of foreigners living in metropolitan ...
I mostly agree with @NGLN, but I think David is afraid is feelings for Natalie are going to overwhelm him and everyone will see that he's in love with her. We can see that during his speech to the reporters, in which he ends with something about "what is best for ..." pauses for a long time, locks eyes with Natalie, she smiles ... and David finishes his ...
The prime minister is obviously attracted to her, he expresses (to himself and the audience) the inconvenience of it, and he conveys almost childish behaviour. With and without her nearby. Before the speech wherein he disavows collaboration with the US, he sees the US president harassing Natalie. That certainly served as inspiration for his speech, although ...
Although the restaurant where it was filmed may actually be in Portugal, there is no practical way the guy would drive from Marseilles to anywhere in Portugal. Not logical. There are many expats of Portuguese decent living in France; there are many enclaves. That is what was intended in the film. Although ... it is certainly not clear in the movie. They ...
It's Bar de la Marine in Marseille.
It is all very confusing and in debating this with my students in my Film Studies class, we are left confused. It seems that Jamie visits a Portuguese community in France.
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