Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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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


Studio Sony
SKU 231378074
UPC 043396401716
UPC 14 00043396401716
Format DVD
Release Date 5/20/2014
Rating Rating
Romantic Comedy
Editors Note
Note A handful of curious Brits become fish out of water when they get mixed up in the dream project of an eccentric sheikh in this satirical comedy. Emily Blunt is Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, a British businesswoman who manages the financial affairs of a wealthy but eccentric Arab named Sheikh Muhammed (Amr Waked). Muhammed's latest proposition involves paying fifty million pounds to fully stock a Yemeni river with salmon, and thus engender sport fishing in the desert region. To better gauge the feasibility of this wild plan, Harriet contacts|Dr. Alfred "Fred" Jones (Ewan McGregor), a Scottish scientist who specializes in establishing fisheries. Jones shoots the plan down instantly, but soon Patricia Maxwell (Kristin Scott Thomas), the press secretary to the British prime minister, catches wind of it and sees it as the ideal way to promote better international relations between England and the Middle East, especially in light of the torrent of bad news concerning terrorism and general unrest in the Arabic countries. She does everything she can to turn Jones around. Though the scientist will have no part of it at first, he's threatened with job termination if he refuses, and then sets out to create a fully stocked lake in the middle of the desert. As Jones takes on a project that ranks somewhere between ridiculous and impossible, he also finds he's falling in love with Chetwode-Talbot, though the fact that he's married and she has a boyfriend (Tom Mison) fighting in the Middle East makes things sticky. Based on the best-selling novel by Paul Torday, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN received its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] distinct delight, brimming over with spirit and surprise." 03/15/2012
Entertainment Weekly "[The film] takes us back to the sort of achingly civilized love story in which the only thing that really stands in the way of two people falling for each other is their own decorum." -- Grade: B 03/16/2012
USA Today "SALMON makes a strong, subtle case about finding our oases no matter the desert....SALMON is a catch." 03/16/2012
Los Angeles Times "A pleasant fantasy with a crackerjack title....Blunt and McGregor are two of the most gifted and attractive actors working today, able to play off each other with great style..." 03/09/2012
Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "Director Lasse Hallstrom is back in top form with SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, the first pure delight of 2012; it's a movie that makes you feel good about going to the movies again." 03/05/2012
New York Times "Mr. Hallstrom and the screenwriter Simon Beaufoy have transformed Paul Torday?s absurdist political satire, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN into a whimsical romantic comedy." 03/09/2012
Kristin Scott Thomas
Ewan McGregor
Tom Mison
Amr Waked
Cast & Crew
Kristin Scott Thomas - Star
Ewan McGregor - Star
Tom Mison - Star
Amr Waked - Star
Emily Blunt - Star
Nayef Rashed - Co-Star
Conleth Hill - Co-Star
Tom Beard - Co-Star
James Cutting - Co-Star
Catherine Steadman - Co-Star
Alex Taylor-McDowall - Co-Star
Matilda White - Co-Star
Otto Farrant - Co-Star
Hamish Gray - Co-Star
Waleed Akhtar - Co-Star
Colin Kilkelly - Co-Star
Steven Blake - Co-Star
Rachael Stirling - Co-Star
Naomi Donne - Makeup
Clive Wood - Co-Star
Hugh Simon - Co-Star
Peter Wight - Co-Star
Norma Webb - Makeup
Dario Marianelli - Composer
Terry Stacey - Director of Photography
Simon Beaufoy - Screenwriter
Maggie Rodford - Music Director
Jamie Edgell - Stunt Coordinator
Martin Cantwell - Sound
Matthew Penry-Davey - Assistant Director
Shaun O'Dell - 2nd Unit Director
Rebecca Alleway - Set Decorator
James Bellamy - Music Editor
Helen DeWinter - Post-Production Supervisor
Stefan Drury - Visual Effects Designer
Harry Barnes - Sound
Momoco - Visual Effects Designer
LipSync Post - Visual Effects Designer
Paul Torday - Source Writer
Pani Ahmadi-Moore - Visual Effects Designer
Lucy Friend - Makeup
Artem LTD - Special Effects
Mark Holt SFX Ltd. - Special Effects
Jill Baker - Co-Star
Lasse Hallstrom - Director
Technical Info
UPC 00043396401716
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 107 minutes
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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