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Year: 1999
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts, Sue Jones-Davies, William Thomas, Mark Lewis Jones, Maureen Lipman, David Horovitch, Bethan Ellis Owen, Adam Jenkins, Cyril Shaps, Daniel Kaye, Elliot Cantor
Director: Paul Morrisson
Country: UK
Language: English / Welsh (English subtitles)
USA Rated: R for sexuality and a scene of violence
USA Release Date: 25 August 2000 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)


Set in the Welsh Valleys in 1911 this period love story is set against the racial prejudice and industrial unrest in the community when a pit is closed. Solomon (Ioan Gruffudd), a Jewish door-door salesman and Gaenor (Nia Roberts) from a strict religious family embark on an illicit love affair. Solomon keeps quiet about his Jewish background and Gaenor ends up pregnant. The couple decide to elope but get embroiled in the community violence that flairs up. Everything and everyone seems to be against them.

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