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Solomon & Gaenor ( ) is a BAFTA Awarded and Academy nominated Welsh film released in 1999 and directed by Paul Morrison. The movie was filmed twice, once with principal dialogue in English and once in Welsh. Bilingual Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd also delivers some of his lines in Yiddish.


A young Jew (Ioan Gruffudd) in 1911 South Walesmarker tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door in the South Wales Valleysmarker, 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 woman (Nia Roberts) with a strong-willed father (William Thomas) and a Jew-hating anti-semitic brother (Mark Lewis Jones). 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.



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