Just checked out this new upcoming film titled Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. At first I'm not really that interested with it because it looks like some artsy film that sometimes I don't really like watching for I find them very boring. But last night, I tried watching the trailer and instantly the film caught my attention. Why? Watch the trailer and find out for yourself.
In the film, a visionary sheik (Amr Waked) believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative (Blunt) to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert (McGregor) who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary (Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a 'good will' story.
Now, 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.
Other than the main idea of introducing Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, the movie also tackles different layers of complications such as Fred's unlikely medical condition of Asperger's syndrome and his growing infatuation with Harriet who is currently heartbroken with his missing
Opening exclusively on Ayala Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma) starting October 10, 2012, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is from Lionsgate UK to be distributed by Movie Punch Philippines.