A hugely familiar variation on the Romeo and Juliet
theme, against a hugely unfamiliar backdrop: the cultural clash between local miners and Eastern-European Jewish immigrants in 1911 Wales. Solomon (Ioan Gruffudd, of A&E's Horatio
movies) is the eldest son of a devout, Orthodox Jewish family who run a small dry goods and pawn shop. Gaenor (Nia Roberts), a Christian girl from a poor but proud mining family, lives in a neighboring town. They meet when Solomon's father asks him to help sell fabric door-to-door,
and fall heedlessly in love. Knowing that the devout Gaenor would never intentionally date a man who isn't Christian, Solomon lies ab...