From the director of The Cider House Rules and the writer of Slumdog Millionaire comes this political-spinning drama about Fred (Ewan McGregor), a government fisheries scientist asked to introduce British salmon to the Wadis of the Temen by an enthusiastic Arab. Based on the novel by Paul Torday. When the Sheik expresses how fly-fishing draws him closer to God, Fred feels compelled to grant his wish and attempts to bring the sport to the desert, despite the absurdity and implausibility of the concept. Enticed by the Sheik?s gorgeous legal representative (Emily Blunt), the team rise to the challenge, embarking on a journey of faith, love and fish.
Ewan Mcgregor,Kristin Scott Thomas,Amr Waked,Emily Blunt,Tom Mison,Rachael Stirling,Catherine Steadman
"All the great talents combined - from writer Simon Beaufoy and director Lasse Hallstrom to the principal cast - can't quite convince us of the film's overall veracity" - Urbancinefile.com.au
"The appeal of the film depends on the charm of Mr. McGregor and Ms. Blunt, whose polite but discreetly charged connection is the story's emotional center" - New York Times
"Taken on its own terms, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen marks a sweet little ripple in restorative waters" - Austin Chronicle