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Friday, May 4, 2012

Film - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Cinema Renoir Cuatro Caminos


I had read the book "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" by Paul Torday in 2008 and enjoyed it very much for its funny british spirit. I was surprised to see it on screen so decided to go to the cinema and it was worth it. This time my cinema choice was Renoir Cuatro Caminos (Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 10) with all films in original language.
The story is totally rocambolesque; a fisheries expert (Ewan Mcgregor) is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) 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. Lots of British humor that work. Great mise en scene, great director Lasse Hallström ("My Life as a Dog", "What's Eating Gilbert Grape", "The Cider House Rules" and "Chocolat"), great cast with Ewan Mcgregor and Emily Blunt in starring roles and a host of magnificent supporting actors especially Kristin Scott Thomas... A good advice if you want to have a great time.
Ewan McGregor fishing salmon in UK (not the Yemen, yet!!)

Emily Blunt trying to convince Ewan

Kristin with Yemeni Sheik

Ewan and Sheik

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