Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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Director: Lasse Hallström, Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas

Cast: Lasse Hallström, Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas

     
 

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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).

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2012
UPC:
0043396401716
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
8,726

Special Features

Miracles Happen: Making Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; ; The Fisherman In The Middle East: Novelist Paul Torday

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ewan McGregor Dr. Alfred Jones
Emily Blunt Harriet
Kristin Scott Thomas Patricia Maxwell
Amr Waked Sheikh Muhammed
Tom Mison Capt. Robert Mayers
Rachael Stirling Mary Jones
Conleth Hill Bernard Sugden
Catherine Steadman Ashley
Tom Beard Peter Maxwell
Jill Baker Betty
Alex Taylor-McDowall Edward Maxwell
Matilda White Abby Maxwell
Otto Farrant Joshua Maxell
Hamish Gray Malcolm
Clive Wood Tom Price-Williams
Peter Wight Tory Grandee - Angus Butler
Waleed Akhtar Essad
Hugh Simon Brian Fleet
James Cutting Journalist
Colin Kilkelly Journalist
Nayef Rashed Rebel Leader
Steven Blake Cabinet Member

Technical Credits
Lasse Hallström Director
Guy Avshalom Executive Producer
Nicky Kentish Barnes Co-producer
Harry Barnes Sound/Sound Designer
Simon Beaufoy Screenwriter
Martin Cantwell Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Carlin Production Designer
Steve Carter Art Director
Julian Day Costumes/Costume Designer
Naomi Donne Makeup
Lucy Friend Makeup
Stephen Garrett Executive Producer
Lisa Gunning Editor
Paula Jalfon Executive Producer
Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
Jamie Laurenson Executive Producer
Artem LTD Special Effects
Dario Marianelli Score Composer
Mark Holt SFX Ltd. Special Effects
Nicki McCallum Art Director
Matthew Penry-Davey Asst. Director
Maggie Rodford Musical Direction/Supervision
Terry Stacey Cinematographer
Norma Webb Makeup
Paul Webster Producer
Fiona Weir Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
1. Scene 1 [6:12]
2. Scene 2 [4:59]
3. Scene 3 [6:54]
4. Scene 4 [5:13]
5. Scene 5 [5:43]
6. Scene 6 [4:31]
7. Scene 7 [4:59]
8. Scene 8 [6:38]
9. Scene 9 [6:00]
10. Scene 10 [5:40]
11. Scene 11 [6:27]
12. Scene 12 [4:00]
13. Scene 13 [3:51]
14. Scene 14 [7:13]
15. Scene 15 [6:52]
16. Scene 16 [7:34]

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging, quirky characters well played by all in the cast. A funny premise, amusing dialogue, but hardly what I would call a comedy. Maybe in an understated British way, witty is a good description, as said in the first review.. There were smiles definitely, there were some grins, not at all outright laughter. For that I am grateful, it is a better movie for having avoided that reach. I found it to be a charming story and a movie I would recommend to anyone looking for more than a lowest common denominator type film.
reveille More than 1 year ago
Beautifully filmed in England, Scotland and Morocco.  Witty and kindly and funny and safe to watch with your folks or your kids---doesn't get much better than that!