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by Lasse Hallström


The story of Fred Jones, a fisheries expert and academic who works for the British government. When he’s approached by Harriet Chetwode-Talbot with a plan to introduce salmon into the waterways of Yemen for the purpose of sport fishing, he laughs off the scheme, claim­ing it impossible. Harriet acts as the British representative of an amiable and benevolent sheikh, who fulfills his love of fishing on frequent trips to his estate in the ruggedly gorgeous Scottish highlands. The sheik believes that fishing creates a spiritual connection between humans and nature, and feels that bringing the sport to his coun­try would benefit the people. While Fred ponders the idea, the pro­posal catches the ear of the British prime minister’s spokesperson, Bridget Maxwell. Desperate to detract attention from some unwanted publicity, Bridget sees Harriet’s idea as the perfect opportunity to promote what will appear to be a heart­felt story of British goodwill in the Middle East...

international title: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
original title: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Lionsgate International
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Lasse Hallström
film run: 107'
release date: LT 09/03/2012, HU 15/03/2012, BG 30/03/2012, SE 04/04/2012, RO 06/04/2012, NO 13/04/2012, HR 19/04/2012, IE 20/04/2012, PL 20/04/2012, ES 20/04/2012, IE 20/04/2012, UK 20/04/2012, NL 03/05/2012, EE 04/05/2012, BE 09/05/2012, DE 17/05/2012, AT 17/05/2012, FI 18/05/2012, IS 18/05/2012, IT 18/05/2012, PT 24/05/2012, SI 24/05/2012, DK 31/05/2012, FR 06/06/2012
screenplay: Simon Beaufoy
cast: Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Mison, Rachael Stirling, Pippa Andre, Amr Waked
cinematography by: Terry Stacey
film editing: Lisa Gunning
art director: Michael Carlin
music: Dario Marianelli
producer: Paul Webster
production: BBC Films
distributor: Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Belgique, Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Nederland, Wanda Visión, Hollywood Multiplex, Concorde Filmverleih, Kate Bowe PR, Lionsgate, M2 Pictures, Metropolitan Filmexport, Filmladen
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