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Ms Chetwode-Talbot, why on earth does your client want to do this in the first place? It's- it's plainly ridiculous. A folie grandeur. It's just not possible for salmon to live in this environment
Romantic fable SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN follows government scientist Dr. Alfred Jones as a fly fishing-obsessed Sheikh tasks him with the seemingly impossible - introducing salmon to the wadis of the Yemen. With the British government desperate for a good news story in the area, the Prime Minister's fearsome spokesperson, Patricia Maxwell seizes on the idea and makes Fred responsible for the success of the project. Finally won over by the charismatic Sheikh, Fred also begins to fall for his representative, Harriet. Casting off his deep-set cynicism, Fred rises to the Sheikh's eccentric challenge: to go on a journey of self discovery and late blooming love.
Based on the best-selling book Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen has been nominated for three Golden Globes 2013:
Best Picture: Comedy or Musical
Best Actress: Comedy or Musical - Emily Blunt
Best Actor: Comedy or Musical - Ewan McGregor
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