Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 47mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy, Romance, Foreign, Satire
Keywords novel, political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Emily Blunt Actor Harriet 1 1000001
Ewan McGregor Actor Dr. Alfred Jones 1 1000002
Kristin Thomas Actor Patricia Maxwell 1 1000003
Amr Waked Actor The Sheik 1 1000004
Tom Mison Actor Capt. Robert Mayers 1 1000005
Catherine Steadman Actor Ashley 1 1000006
Rachael Stirling Actor Mary Jones 1 1000007
Tom Beard Actor Peter Maxwell 1 1000008
Jill Baker Actor Betty 1 1000009
Conleth Hill Actor Bernard Sugden 1 1000010
Alex Taylor-McDowall Actor Edward Maxwell 1 1000011
Matilda White Actor Abby Maxwell 1 1000012
Otto Farrant Actor Joshua Maxwell 1 1000013
Hamish Gray Actor Malcolm 1 1000014
Clive Wood Actor Tom Price-Williams 1 1000015
Nayef Rashed Actor Rebel Leader 1 1000016
Peter Wight Actor Tory Grandee - Angus Butler 1 1000017
Waleed Akhtar Actor Essad 1 1000018
Steven Matthews Actor Cabinet Member 1 1000019
Hugh Simon Actor Brian Fleet 1 1000020
James Cutting Actor Journalist 1 1000021
Colin Kilkelly Actor Journalist 1 1000022
Lasse Hallström Director n/a 2 2000001
Paul Webster Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jamie Laurenson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Stephen Garrett Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Guy Avshalom Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Paula Jalfon Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Nicky Kentish-Barnes Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Samuel Hadida Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000008
Victor Hadida Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000009
Simon Beaufoy Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Paul Torday Source Material (from novel: "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen") 120786 4000002
Matthew Penry-Davey Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Olivia Lloyd Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Tori Parry Line Producer n/a 161 5000003
Terry Stacey Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Lisa Gunning Editor n/a 172 7000001
Dario Marianelli Music n/a 120781 8000001
Michael Carlin Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Steve Carter Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Rebecca Alleway Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Fiona Weir Casting n/a 179 10000001
Wolfgang Hammer Studio Executive (CBS Films) 120875 11000001
Julian Day Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Naomi Donne Makeup Designer Makeup & Hair Designer 447 13000002
Peter Lindsay Sound Mixer Production Sound Mixer 230 14000001
Harry Barnes Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000002
Gareth Bull Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000003
Richard Straker Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000004
Alexander Gunn Special Effects Supervisor n/a 545 23000001
Shaun O'Dell Second Unit Director n/a 412 25000001
Synopsis
Dr. Alfred Jones, a fisheries scientist in London, is approached by a mysterious sheikh about an outlandish plan to introduce the sport of salmon fishing into the desert in Yemen. The Sheikh's absurd vision of bringing faith and hope to his people fails to resonate with the faithless, unhappy Brit. However, after initially refusing the proposal, Dr. Jones is swayed by the British government, the Sheikh and the Sheikh's glamorous real estate rep Harriet into accepting the job. The result is a ridiculous look at the dysfunction of government bureaucracy and the importance of faith in the face of impossibility.