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      Solomon and Gaenor

      R Released Apr 30, 1999 1 hr. 42 min. Drama List
      70% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score "Solomon and Gaenor" tells the moving and passionate story of illicit love between a Welsh girl and a Jewish boy. Gaenor, born into a family of strict chapel-goers, falls for Solomon, a young door-to-door salesman, who conceals his Jewish identity from Gaenor and her family. The couple, from similar yet very distinctive worlds, fall helplessly in love. The odds are against them, however, as the outraged community in which they live conspires to destroy their fragile happiness. Read More Read Less

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      Solomon & Gaenor's tale of star-crossed lovers is admittedly familiar, but the chemistry between its well-chosen leads is enough to break hearts all over again.

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      Audience Member Along the lines of Romeo and Juliet...get the Kleenex out for the ending. Nudity and a fight scene...Ioan Gruffudd was outstanding and heartbreaking at the end! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member All right, if not a bit boring. The ending was very poignant however. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Heartbreaking, but a bit too predictable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member A tragic and powerful forbidden-love story set in early 1900s Wales. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Really great movie, but really sad. I still loved it even though I cried. It should have been more widely acknowledge for what it was-a brilliant love story. Ioan is great in it but I loved the leading lady as well, she had more character than expected. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member So sad. I read one review which described it as similar to Romeo and Juliet, which I guess is true as far as the forbidden love aspect goes. Stories like this make me want to tell the characters, "Just sneak away together and don't tell anyone where you're going! Who cares what your bigoted parents think?!" But I know it's not that simple. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: B+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 10, 2003 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 23, 2002 Full Review Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review Rated: 2/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion Rated: C+ Jul 24, 2006 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 4/5 Oct 8, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis "Solomon and Gaenor" tells the moving and passionate story of illicit love between a Welsh girl and a Jewish boy. Gaenor, born into a family of strict chapel-goers, falls for Solomon, a young door-to-door salesman, who conceals his Jewish identity from Gaenor and her family. The couple, from similar yet very distinctive worlds, fall helplessly in love. The odds are against them, however, as the outraged community in which they live conspires to destroy their fragile happiness.
      Director
      Paul Morrison
      Executive Producer
      Andy Porter, David Green
      Screenwriter
      Paul Morrison
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Classics, Columbia TriStar Home Video
      Production Co
      S4C, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of England, Channel Four Films, September Films, APT Productions, National Lottery
      Rating
      R (Scenes of Violence|Sexuality)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 30, 1999, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 30, 2001
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $301.8K
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Surround, DTS, Dolby Stereo
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