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

Quotes

Potiphar's Wife: [after Joseph is spared execution] You sent him to prison? At your pleasure? What about my honor?
Potiphar: What honor?
Potiphar's Wife: How dare you!
Potiphar: I know you, wife. I know you.
Potiphar's Wife: You don't understand. Whatever you may think of me... how could you? How could you humiliate me like that?
Potiphar: Because one humiliation deserves another. Wife, anyone who knows Joseph also knows that if he swears by his God then he's telling the truth.
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Version of Greatest Heroes of the Bible: Jacob's Challenge (1979) 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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