Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

March 11th, 2012








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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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Plot
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.2/10 (517 voted)

Critic's Score: 59/100

Director: Lasse Hallström

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked

Storyline
A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.

Writers: Simon Beaufoy, Paul Torday

Cast:
Amr Waked - Sheikh Muhammed
Emily Blunt - Harriet
Catherine Steadman - Ashley
Tom Mison - Capt. Robert Mayers
Ewan McGregor - Dr. Alfred Jones
Rachael Stirling - Mary Jones
Kristin Scott Thomas - Patricia Maxwell
Tom Beard - Peter Maxwell
Jill Baker - Betty
Conleth Hill - Bernard Sugden
Alex Taylor-McDowall - Edward Maxwell
Matilda White - Abby Maxwell
Otto Farrant - Joshua Maxwell
Hamish Gray - Malcolm
Clive Wood - Tom Price-Williams



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 8 March 2012

Filming Locations: London, England, UK

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:



User Review

Best Film at Toronto

Rating: 8/10

There's a line in the movie that goes, "We need a good story about the Middle East that doesn't have explosions." This is it! Hilarious and touching, Ewan, Emily, and Amr are fantastic. Ewan plays this homely, heads-down British government biologist to a T. Amr is a promising newcomer. And Emily is always amazing. I saw this at the opening in Toronto and the audience loved it. No wonder it was the first one sold at the festival. A big of an underdog, a lot of other people thought it was the best they saw too. Maybe they should change the name to something catchier. That's my only suggestion. I hope this changes how people view the middle east, even in a small way.




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