Salmon fishing in The Yemen [videorecording] /

by Webster, Paul [producer.]; Hallström, Lasse [director.]; Beaufoy, Simon [screenwriter.]; Blunt, Emily [actor.]; McGregor, Ewan [actor.]; Scott-Thomas, Kristin [actor.]; Waked, Amr [actor.]; Marianelli, Dario [composer.]; Torday, Paul; CBS Films; BBC Films; Lionsgate (Firm); UK Film Council; Kudos Pictures (Firm); Davis Films (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment : BBC, 2012Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).Title notes: $19.99 7/23/2012 (cw)BRA $19.99 8/3/2012 (cw)Uniform titles: Salmon fishing in The Yemen (Motion picture).Subject(s): Salmon fishing -- Drama | Fisheries -- Great Britain -- Drama | Bureaucracy -- Drama | DVD-Video discs | London (England) -- Drama | Yemen (Republic) -- Drama | Torday, Paul, 1946- -- Film adaptations | Comedy films | Film adaptations | Fiction films | Feature films | Feature films -- Great Britain | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kirstin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Catherine Steadman, Tom Mison, Rachael Stirling.Summary: A London fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
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A handful of curious Brits become fish out of water when they get mixed up in the dream project of an eccentric sheikh in this /satirical comedy. Emily Blunt is Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, a British businesswoman who manages the financial affairs of a wealthy but eccentric Arab named Sheikh Muhammed (Amr Waked). Muhammed's latest proposition involves paying fifty million pounds to fully stock a Yemeni river with salmon, and thus engender sport fishing in the desert region. To better gauge the feasibility of this wild plan, Harriet contacts Dr. Alfred "Fred" Jones (Ewan McGregor), a Scottish scientist who specializes in establishing fisheries. Jones shoots the plan down instantly, but soon Patricia Maxwell (Kristin Scott Thomas), the press secretary to the British prime minister, catches wind of it and sees it as the ideal way to promote better international relations between England and the Middle East, especially in light of the torrent of bad news concerning terrorism and general unrest in the Arabic countries. She does everything she can to turn Jones around. Though the scientist will have no part of it at first, he's threatened with job termination if he refuses, and then sets out to create a fully stocked lake in the middle of the desert. As Jones takes on a project that ranks somewhere between ridiculous and impossible, he also finds he's falling in love with Chetwode-Talbot, though the fact that he's married and she has a boyfriend (Tom Mison) fighting in the Middle East makes things sticky. Based on the best-selling novel by Paul Torday, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen received its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC.

English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kirstin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Catherine Steadman, Tom Mison, Rachael Stirling.

Original music by Dario Marianelli ; director of photography, Terry Stacey ; editor, Lisa Gunning.

Based on the novel by Paul Torday.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence and sexual content, and brief language OFRB rating: PG; for language.

A London fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Special features include Miracles happen: making salmon fishing in the Yemen; The fisherman in the Middle East: novelist Paul Torday.

$19.99 7/23/2012 (cw)

BRA $19.99 8/3/2012 (cw)

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