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Solomon and Gaenor

Synopsis
Feature film. A loose reworking of the Romeo and Juliet story. Set in a small coal mining village in Wales in 1911, a young Jewish peddler (Solomon) meets Gaenor, the eldest daughter of a Christian mining family. Calling himself Sam, Soloman conceals his Jewish faith from Gaenor and her family. The two fall in love. Only when Gaenor becomes pregnant does she learn of his ethnic background. When anti-Jewish riots break out, the two are forced to flee and become separated. Dialogue in English, Yiddish and Welsh.
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1998
Duration
75 mins; 9,337 feet

Credits

Director
Paul Morrison
Producer
Sheryl Crown
Cinematographer
Nina Kellgren
Screenplay
Maxine Brown; Paul Morrison
Music
Ilona Sekacz
Art Direction
Frazer Pearce
Cast
Ioan GruffuddSolomon (Romeo)
Nia RobertsGaenor (Juliet)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
Simon Louvish, Sight and Sound, vol. 9, issue 5, May 1999 p56.

Production Company

Name

APT Film and Television

Name

S4C

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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