The Bible: David
|Title:||The Bible: David|
|Original title:||The Bible: David|
|Format:||2 x two hours|
Franco Nero (DJANGO UNCHAINED)
|Directed by:||Robert Markowitz|
|Produced by:||LUBE for LUX VIDE, Beta Film and Quinta in association with RAI, France 2, Antena 3, ARD, MTM, Czech TV, NCRV and BSkyB.|
The Bible: David"David" portrays the story of King David, a fascinating, enigmatic and heroic figure.
Part I: After King Saul's death on the battlefield David assumes power, crowned by Saul's troops and anointed by the Prophet Samuel. Shortly thereafter David begins an affair with Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers who is fighting for him on the battlefield. Bathsheba soon informs David that she is expecting a child from him.
Part II: David has Bathsheba's husband killed on the battle field so that he can marry her. After he marriage celebration, however, the Prophet Nathan warns that God is aware of his grievous sin and that death and destruction will befall his house. David and Bathsheba's first son dies. Amnon, David's oldest son from his first marriage, rapes his half-sister Tamar. David's favorite son Absalom, Tamar's brother, has Amnon murdered, and David is forced to exile him.
A few years later Absalom returns and incites a rebellion against his father. In the decisive battle Absalom is killed against his father's will. Years later David names Solomon, the youngest but wisest of his sons, as his rightful heir.
Shot in Morocco during the Autumn of 1996, "David" was directed by Robert Markowitz and stars Nathaniel Parker as David. Sheryl Lee stars as David's beloved wife Bathsheba. Also featured are Jonathan Pryce in the role of Saul and Leonard Nimoy as Samuel, the prophet.