Salmon Fishing in The Yemen

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The screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire (Simon Beaufoy) and the director of Chocolat (Lasse Hallström) have collaborated on a romantic comedy for grownups with a taste for the winningly absurd. A Yemeni sheikh (Amr Waked) who’s fallen under the spell of fly-fishing in Scotland dreams up a crazy plan: to stock his own (very dry) country with 10,000 North Atlantic salmon. Hoping for a diplomatic coup, the British government gives the green light, but it falls to a skeptical civil servant (Ewan McGregor) and the sheikh’s optimistic assistant (Emily Blunt) to make the impossible a reality. “Makes use of pink-fleshed vertebrates as the inspiration for musings on love and life, faith and patience - and the courage to go against the flow.” - Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle.

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    Wonderful movie.

    May 10, 2012

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