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FILM: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (and the sashimi)

Another inspirational feel good movie I recommend to watch. But this time this film is not something only weird graphics designer will want to waste time with, though the title of the film might sound like another indie film but it is not. In fact the movie title really mean it literally.

The film has a lot of political humor but not very funny, somehow funny in a smart way if you are aware of what’s happening in the middle east. “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” is a full fiction based on a novel with a same title written by Paul Torday. In the story, the Sheikh from Yemen is very wealthy, but in fact the Yemen is considered one of the poorest countries in the Arab world.

I am a fan of Ewan McGregor and should say that he made a right choice for a film role once again… I like this actor.

I’ve notice from the opening scene which there are swimming fish in the river while Ewan was fishing is the same with Ewan’s previous film “Big Fish” which is also my favorite film.

I like sushi but not sashimi where raw salmon is served. It has nothing to do with the film but this is my blog so I’m just saying. Fried Fish (salmon) Salad from a japanese restaurant is my favorite too.

Watch the trailer here:

Synopsis
From the director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning(R) 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.

Genre:
Comedy, Drama
Official Site:
http://www.fishingintheyemen.com/
Director:
Lasse Hallström
Cast:
Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked

This film is already out in DVD. Watch it!

Posted by: John Robert Ramos

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