Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Title: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Author: COM DVD S / PG-13
Based on the novel by Paul Torday, this satirical comedy embroils a British financial Manager (Blunt) and a Scottish fisheries expert (McGregor) in the dream project of an excentric sheik— to set up a fully-stocked lake in the middle of the desert so that the Yemeni people will be able to experience the joys of fly fishing. A little romance & a little bit of maneuvering by the British government, along with one or two fundamentalist arabs who are totally against the idea, make for a charming & thought-provoking film.
-Marlys at KDL’s Wyoming branch
Ewan McGregor (Beginners) and Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau) star alongside Oscarc-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long) and Amr Waked (Syriana) in this extraordinary, beguiling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love and of an attempt to prove the impossible, possible. Directed by Oscarc-nominee Lasse Hallstr”m (Chocolat) and written by Oscarc-winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), this feature film is based on Paul Torday’s acclaimed novel about a scientist who looks to fulfills a sheikh’s dream of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to his homeland in Yemen. It is produced by Paul Webster (The Motorcycle Diaries) and executive produced by Jamie Laurenson, Stephen Garrett, Paula Jalfon, Zygi Kamasa and Guy Avshalom.