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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content, and brief language.

PG-13 In Theaters 03/9/2012 , 112min.
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Plot & Details

From the beloved director of 'Chocolat' and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 'Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'. A visionary sheik (Amr Waked) has a big dream -- to bring salmon fishing to the desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative (Emily Blunt) to turn his dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on for its potential 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.

Awards

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Ewan McGregor Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Emily Blunt Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated
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