Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” is a 2011 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Paul Torday.

The story follows a fisheries expert, Dr. Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor), who is recruited by a wealthy sheikh (Amr Waked) to help fulfill his dream of introducing salmon fishing to the Yemen. Along the way, Alfred finds himself drawn to the sheikh’s assistant, Harriet (Emily Blunt), and must navigate both his own personal feelings and the logistical challenges of the project.

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its charming performances, witty screenplay, and beautiful cinematography. The film also earned several award nominations, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” is a heartwarming and enjoyable romantic comedy that explores themes of cultural exchange, environmentalism, and the power of human connection. It’s a film that will leave audiences feeling uplifted and inspired.

Duration: 107 min.

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