The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their father's favorite.
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1   Unknown  
1995  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Ben Kingsley ...  Potiphar 2 episodes, 1995
Paul Mercurio ...  Joseph 2 episodes, 1995
Martin Landau ...  Jacob 2 episodes, 1995
Lesley Ann Warren ...  Potiphar's Wife 2 episodes, 1995
Alice Krige ...  Rachel 2 episodes, 1995
Dominique Sanda ...  Leah 2 episodes, 1995
Warren Clarke ...  Ednan 2 episodes, 1995
Stefano Dionisi ...  Pharaoh 2 episodes, 1995
Gloria Carlin Gloria Carlin ...  Bilah 2 episodes, 1995
Michael Angelis ...  Reuben - oldest son 2 episodes, 1995
Vincenzo Nicoli ...  Simeon 2 episodes, 1995
Colin Bruce Colin Bruce ...  Levi 2 episodes, 1995
Michael Attwell ...  Judah 2 episodes, 1995
Davide Cincis Davide Cincis ...  Dan 2 episodes, 1995
Rodolfo Corsato ...  Naphtali 2 episodes, 1995
Pete Lee-Wilson ...  Gad 2 episodes, 1995
Selva Rasalingam ...  Asher 2 episodes, 1995
Diego Wallraff ...  Issacar 2 episodes, 1995
Michael Zimmermann Michael Zimmermann ...  Zebulon 2 episodes, 1995
Paloma Baeza ...  Dinah 2 episodes, 1995
Anna Mazzotti Anna Mazzotti ...  Zilpah 2 episodes, 1995
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The story begins in Egypt, in the marketplace of Avaris where Joseph is sold as a slave to Potiphar, the Pharaoh's Chief Steward. Joseph, the favored son of the patriarch Jacob, was given into captivity by his own envious brothers. A tireless and highly productive worker, Joseph wins his master's trust and is named steward of Potiphar's household. However, Joseph also unwittingly arouses the lust of Potiphar's wife. Luring him into her room one day, she orders Joseph to give her pleasure. But Joseph prefers punishment, even death, to betraying his master. As he flees from the room, the desperate woman tears off Joseph's garment and brandishes it as proof of her violation. As Potiphar questions him, Joseph begins to narrate the story of his past, a tale of suffering and hardship. We flash back to the time when Jacob and his family settled near the town of Schechem. It is a brief and unhappy stay, for when Jacob's daughter Dinah is ravished by the young prince of Schechem, Jacob's sons ... Written by Anonymous

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Paul Mercurio is the son of Australian movie legend Gus Mercurio. See more »

Quotes

Pharaoh's Wife: [whispers] He is a beautiful boy.
Asenath: Yes, he is.
Pharaoh's Wife: Do you know what his crime was?
Asenath: I've heard the rumors but I don't believe them. He doesn't strike me as a fool. And everyone knows that Potiphar's wife deceives him.
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Followed by St. Paul (2000) See more »

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This movie showed very accurately the story of Joseph and all of his trials and unfair mistreatment. This movie did so artfully give the "you-are-there" feeling.
27 August 2011 | by daviddaphnereddingSee all my reviews

As a minister, I liked this movie which caused the Bible to "come alive". Canaan and Egypt were well-depicted, and the acting was excellent. Martin Landau was very convincing as the aging and often angry Jacob, Ben Kingsley was the one to be chosen for Potipher, Lesley Ann Warren definitely let the viewer(s) see very clearly what a beautiful, sultry, and wicked wife Potipher had. Paul Mercurio portrayed Joseph a godly man who, in turn, was terribly mistreated by his brothers, Potipher's wife, and Egyptian taskmasters. Needless to say, it was inspiring to see Joseph "come out on top" in this story. The movie did follow the Biblical story line very closely. The TV movie was very impressive.


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Country:

Italy | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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Beta Film, Lube, Lux Vide See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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