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 fathers' favorite.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ...  Potiphar
Paul Mercurio ...  Joseph
Martin Landau ...  Jacob
Lesley Ann Warren ...  Potiphar's Wife
Alice Krige ...  Rachel
Dominique Sanda ...  Leah
Warren Clarke ...  Ednan
Monica Bellucci ...  Pharaoh's Wife
Stefano Dionisi ...  Pharaoh
Valéria Cavalli ...  Asenath
Kelly Miracco ...  Tamar (as Kelly Miller)
Gloria Carlin Gloria Carlin ...  Bilah
Michael Angelis Michael Angelis ...  Reuben - oldest son
Vincenzo Nicoli ...  Simeon
Colin Bruce Colin Bruce ...  Levi
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Storyline

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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Country:

Italy | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bible: Joseph See more »

Filming Locations:

Ouarzazate, Morocco

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Runtime:

(miniseries) | (miniseries)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Joseph: Forgiveness is greater than vengeance; compassion more powerful than anger.
Potiphar: As I myself have learned.
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Version of Giacobbe ed Esau (1963) See more »

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The best film of a Bible story I have ever seen
3 October 1999 | by DavidT-5See all my reviews

The film was the most faithful Bible adaptation I have seen. It kept faithful to the Bible with intelligent in-filling of Biblical gaps of plot and character. The drama was maintained with real depth and passion to the characters


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