SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

By Lasse HALLSTRÖM

LIONSGATE - as SALES All rights, World

Romance - Completed 2011

Scientist Dr. Alfred Jones is given an impossible task – introducing salmon to the rivers of the Yemen. Commissioned by a fly-fishing obsessed Sheikh and encouraged by the British government, Fred rises to the eccentric challenge, embarking on a journey of self-discovery and late blooming love.

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Toronto - TIFF 2011
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    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Romance
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lasse HALLSTRÖM
    • Writer(s)
    • Simon BEAUFOY
    • Producer(s)
    • Paul WEBSTER
    • Synopsis
    • Stuffy government scientist Dr. Alfred Jones is challenged by an Arab Sheik to do the seemingly impossible -- introduce salmon to the wadis of the Yemen. Despite considerable trepidation, Fred is finally won over by the plan and falls for the Sheik's beautiful colleague Harriet during a transformative journey of self discovery and late blooming love.
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