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Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

Solomon and Gaenor (original title)
R | | Drama, Romance | 30 April 1999 (UK)
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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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Paul Morrison

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Paul Morrison
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ioan Gruffudd ... Solomon Levinsky
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ... Gaenor Rees
Sue Jones-Davies Sue Jones-Davies ... Gwen (as Sue Jones Davies)
William Thomas ... Idris Rees
Mark Lewis Jones ... Crad Rees
Maureen Lipman ... Rezl
David Horovitch ... Isaac
Bethan Ellis Owen Bethan Ellis Owen ... Bronwen
Adam Jenkins Adam Jenkins ... Thomas
Cyril Shaps ... Ephraim
Daniel Kaye Daniel Kaye ... Philip
Elliott Cantor Elliott Cantor ... Benjamin (as Elliot Cantor)
Steffan Rhodri Steffan Rhodri ... Noah Jones
Emyr Wyn Emyr Wyn ... Reverend Roberts
Julian Lewis Jones ... Wyn
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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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

S4C | Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Welsh | Yiddish

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Solomon & Gaenor See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,274, 27 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$301,754, 17 December 2000
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Daniel Levy (who plays Rabbi Wolfe) is an Orthodox Rabbi, and at the time was the Rabbi of the Orthodox Synagogue in Cardiff. See more »

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Solomon Levinsky: Where is Gaenor?
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weak end
2 August 2004 | by lenusik_99See all my reviews

While reality would not allow for 'happy ending' I feel that the filmmakers did not know how to resolve the love conflict so they got rid of the main character at the end. There could have been sad but not so abrupt ending, and the theme of Solomon in a big city did not get explored enough. I have never heard of this film till International Movie Channel showed it here in Boston in the middle of Monday. However, now that 'King Aurthur' comes out people will look for Ioan Gruffudd's parts and see this one.

Terrific film that captures. Highly recommend.


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