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Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

Solomon and Gaenor (original title)
R | | Drama, Romance | 30 April 1999 (UK)
A tragic love story between a Jewish young man and a Welsh woman in the beginning of the century. The movie is mostly in English with parts in Welsh and Yiddish

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Solomon Levinsky
Nia Roberts ...
Gaenor Rees
Sue Jones-Davies ...
Gwen (as Sue Jones Davies)
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Idris Rees
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Crad Rees
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Rezl
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Isaac
Bethan Ellis Owen ...
Bronwen
Adam Jenkins ...
Thomas
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Ephraim
Daniel Kaye ...
Philip
Elliott Cantor ...
Benjamin (as Elliot Cantor)
Steffan Rhodri ...
Noah Jones
Emyr Wyn ...
Reverend Roberts
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Storyline

A young Jew in 1911 Wales tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door, but to do so he must hide his nationality. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating brother. The two fall in love and she becomes pregnant, but only then does she learn of his ethnic background. When anti-Jewish riots break out, the two are forced to flee and become separated. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Their tragedy was to fall in love.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$19,274 (USA) (27 August 2000)

Gross:

$301,754 (USA) (17 December 2000)
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Official submission of the United Kingdom for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 72th Academy Awards in 2000. See more »

Quotes

Solomon Levinsky: You pray to your God. And I'll pray to mine.
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Heart Renching
23 January 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film was finally televised here in Australia and I have been waiting to see more of Ioan Gruffudd thus I eagerly watched. Knowing from the beginning if this was to be realistic the love of Solomon and Gaenor was doomed in one way or another but still in the end I was consumed with grief as if my own loved one had had been ripped from life. To make it even more heart renching and tragic dear Gaenor isn't even to find happiness in the gift of life which came the day Solomon's was taken. A must see for those who like a well written realistic film. But if you like happy endings keep this one at a safe distance as it will tear your heart out.


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