A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant 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.
From the director of ‘Chocolat’ (Lasse Hallstram) and the Oscar-winning screenwriter (Simon Beufoy) of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ comes this inspirational comedy adapted from Paul Torday’s best-selling novel. When Britain's leading 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, he immediately thinks the project is both absurd and unachievable.
But when the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary (a hilarious Kristen Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a "good will" story, 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. The film explores the venality of politicians and the conflicts between rationality and faith, tempered with much humour and a touching love story.
UK · 2012 · Lasse Hallstrom · 112min