Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

When this was a novel, it was a modern satire of the Colonial Adventure: an unremarkable Englishman goes to an exotic country and helps its Tribal Overlord achieve a rather bizarre feat of modernisation.

The film adaptation retains this premise, strips out all that is satirical about its premise, and turns it into a romcom.

Watch for: the immense effort taken to take something essential out of a script while still delivering a finished product, or for the political satire that's still lurking deep underneath.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 21 March 2012.

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