As I already said in one of our previous reports, whenever we have some project with Ewan McGregor on board – we immediately know that something great is coming.
This report is no exception, so pay good attention guys! We have two great clips from the upcoming Salmon Fishing in the Yemen movie, which premiered this month at the Toronto International Film Festival.
This movie comes from director Lasse Hallstrom, and it definitely has some great cast on board. Beside McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen also stars Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Tom Mison and Rachael Stirling.
Quite interesting story, and as you will see in these clips, we really have something different in here – which actually means – no boring performances, no boring dialogues, and one great look at a romantic relationship.
I mean, there’s nothing more romantic than “R.I.P. fish” description, especially when McGregor explains the whole fishing thing, right? One reason more for you to check out those videos and read even more details about this story in the rest of this report…
Ewan McGregor stars as Fred Jones, a fisheries expert and academic who works for the British government. When he’s approached by Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt) 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 (Amr Waked), 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 (Kristin Scott Thomas). 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.
Despite Fred’s protests, he soon finds himself working on a project that seems not only frivolous but absolutely unfeasible in the arid land of Yemen. His skepticism is matched only by the sheikh’s boundless optimism. As the mission begins to succeed, Fred grows closer to Harriet. Despite the many obstacles that stand in the way of their romance, their relationship affords an unexpected and welcome sense of hope for two lonely individuals.
So, what do you think?
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen clip #1
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen clip #2