Fishing In The Yemen

From the director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning® screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. When Britain's leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to help realize a sheikh's (Amr Waked) vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert, he immediately thinks the project is both absurd and unachievable. But when the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a "good will" story, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.

  • release date:
  • March 9, 2012

film details


  • Directed by:
  • Produced by:
  • Written by:
  • Based on the
  • novel by:
  • Lasse Hallström
  • Paul Webster
  • Simon Beaufoy
  • Paul Torday


  • Emily Blunt:
  • Ewan McGregor:
  • Kristin
  • Scott Thomas:
  • Amr Waked:
  • Harriet
  • Dr. Alfred Jones
  • Patricia Maxwell
  • Sheikh Muhammed
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