The Bible: Joseph
|Title:||The Bible: Joseph|
|Original title:||The Bible: Joseph|
|Format:||2 x two hours|
Ben Kingsley (HUGO, IRON MAN 3)
Lesley Ann Warran
|Directed by:||Roger Young|
|Produced by:||LUBE for LUX VIDE, Beta Film, Turner Pictures and Quinta in association with RAI, France 2, Antena 3, ARD, MTM, Czech TV, NCRV and BSkyB.|
The Bible: JosephThe story of Jacob's favorite son who was sold into Egyptian slavery by his brothers, “Joseph” was awarded an Emmy for ‘Best Miniseries' in 1995.
The patriarch Jacob loves young Joseph more than any of his other sons. Joseph's special status - shown in such tokens as the multi-colored coat - arouses the hatred of his brothers, who sell him into captivity. Joseph, now a slave in Egypt, resists the attempts of his master's wife to seduce him.
When he correctly interprets the Pharaoh's dreams, he is appointed chancellor of the realm and saves Egypt from famine. Joseph, now a wealthy and respected man, meets his brothers and his father again. He reconciles with his brothers, and the Pharaoh invites them to settle in Egypt as overseers of his livestock.
Shot in the Moroccan desert in June and July, 1994, “Joseph” was directed by Roger Young and stars Paul Mercurio in the lead role and Ben Kingsley as Potiphar. Also featured are Lesley Ann Warren as Potiphar's wife, Monica Bellucci as the Pharaoh's wife and Martin Landau as Jacob.