The Bible: Abraham
|Title:||The Bible: Abraham|
|Original title:||The Bible: Abraham|
|Format:||2 x two hours|
|Directed by:||Joseph Sargent|
|Produced by:||LUBE for LUX VIDE, Beta Film, Turner Pictures and Quinta in association with RAI, France 2, ORF, Antena 3, ARD, MTM, Czech TV, NCRV and BSkyB.|
The Bible: AbrahamDirected by four-time Emmy winner Joseph Sargent, “Abraham” tells the story of the first patriarch and of his overpowering belief in God. Turning his back on security and prosperity, Abraham follows the voice of God, which leads him and his people on an arduous journey to the Promised Land.
It is also the story of his beloved wife Sarah, of their hardships in the desert and under Egyptian rule; the drama of Lot's capture and the destruction of Sodom; the joy of Abraham at the birth of his sons Ismael and Isaac; his despair when God asks him to sacrifice what he loves the most: Isaac, his heir, his own flesh and blood...
Shot between April and mid June 1993 in the Moroccan desert, “Abraham” co-stars Richard Harris as the patriarch and Barbara Hershey as Sarah. Maximilian Schell plays the Pharaoh and Carolina Rosi the slave Hagar. Vittorio Gassman plays Abraham's father Terah and Christian Kohlund is Eshcol.