Solomon & Gaenor

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Solomon & Gaenor
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Directed by Paul Morrison
Produced by Sheryl Crown
Written by Paul Morrison
Starring Ioan Gruffudd
Nia Roberts
Sue Jones-Davies
William Thomas
Mark Lewis Jones
Maureen Lipman
David Horovitch
Music by Ilona Sekacz
Cinematography Nina Kellgren
Edited by Kant Pan
Distributed by APT Films
Release date
  • 30 April 1999 (1999-04-30)
Running time
105 min.
Country Wales
Language Welsh
Box office $165,485

Solomon & Gaenor (Welsh: Solomon a Gaenor) is a BAFTA Awarded and Academy nominated Welsh film released in 1999 and directed by Paul Morrison. It was filmed twice, once with principal dialogue in English and once with it in Welsh, though in both cases, there are scenes featuring the Yiddish language.


A young Orthodox Jew (Ioan Gruffudd) in 1911 South Wales tries to make his living by peddling fabrics door to door in the South Wales Valleys, but to do so he decides he must hide his ethnicity. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young Gentile woman (Nia Roberts) with a strong-willed father (William Thomas) and a violently anti-Semitic brother (Mark Lewis Jones). The two fall in love and she becomes pregnant, but only then does she learn he is Jewish. Shortly afterwards, the couple become caught up in anti-Jewish disturbances; they are forced to flee and become separated.



External links

  • Solomon & Gaenor on IMDb

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