Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristen Scott Thomas, Amr Waked

Synopsis: Fishing expert Fred Jones (McGregor) is approached by workaholic Harriet (Blunt) with a plan to introduce salmon into the waterways of Yemen so her client - the amiable Sheikh Muhammed - can fish there.

The seemingly crazy idea attracts the attention of the British government who hijack it with a view to creating a positive story about the Middle East.

Despite Fred’s protests he soon finds himself working on a project that seems not only frivolous but absolutely unfeasible in the arid land of Yemen.

His scepticism is matched only by the sheikh’s boundless optimism. As the bizarre mission begins, they soon find that hope can spring - even in the most unexpected places!

Critics: This is just a very sweet natured movie about dreams, faith and possibility and is one of the best movies in this genre so far this year. - FemaleFirst

- Faith, serenity, dreams, possibilities, duty and honour, love . . . and fishing. "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" somehow ties them all together, and without so much as a kink in the line. - Movie Metropolis

- Blunt and McGregor act beautifully and their tale is charming. - Daily Mail

Award/Nominations: The movie was nominated for the European Film Awards People’s Choice Award.

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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