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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

Director:

Paul Morrison

Writer:

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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welsh | riot | jewish | jew | wales | See All (116) »

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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

Each scene was filmed twice; once in English then again in Welsh so that a Welsh language version of the film could also be released. See more »

Quotes

Solomon Levinsky: You pray to your God. And I'll pray to mine.
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Loved it
24 July 2004 | by mrvlgrl1860See all my reviews

This was a classic case of the Romeo and Juliet syndrome. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is moving such as this movie was. Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, and Soloman and Gaenor are of the three favorites of mine in this genre. The ending of Soloman and Gaenor is saddening. The most moving scene, though also troubling, was when Soloman fought with Gaenor's brother...."Where's Gaenor?"...his famous line as he got the crap beat out of him. It was brave and stupid at the same time. A good love story. 7 out of 10.


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