Dr. Alfred Jones is a fisheries consultant for the British government whose life is upended when he gets involved in a wild project funded by a wealthy sheik to introduce salmon into the waterways of Yemen for fly fishing. At first reluctant to take on this visionary endeavor, he is convinced to do so by Harriet, a beautiful high-powered management consultant.
|Amr Waked (left) stars as Sheikh Muhammed and Ewan McGregor as Alfred Jones in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.|
Lasse Hallstrom directs this thoroughly delightful drama that turns into a first-class examination of the different kinds of faith in our pluralistic world.
The Muslim sheik's life is shaped by his faith in Allah, whereas the scientist's faith is a work in process that is fascinating to watch as it unfolds. The friendship that blooms between these two very different men is inspiring.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a top-drawer meditation on Thomas Merton's observation: "The way of faith is necessarily obscure. We drive by night" (Sony Pictures, PG-13 some violence, sexual content, brief language).
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