The Bible: Solomon
|Title:||The Bible: Solomon|
|Original title:||The Bible: Solomon|
|Format:||2 x two hours|
Vivica A. Fox (EMPIRE, INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE)
Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Max von Sydow
|Directed by:||Roger Young|
|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: SolomonBased on a script by Bradley T. Winter, “Solomon” tells the story of the rise and fall of King David's wise son; the struggle with his treacherous brother, the construction of the temple in Jerusalem, and his love for the Queen of Sheba.
Just before King David's death, a quarrel erupts between his two sons Adonijah and Solomon over whom is to succeed him. Solomon finally emerges as the victor. He marries many foreign wives, and grants them freedom to practice their different religions in Israel.
One of these women, the attractive and mysterious Queen of Sheba, is the true love of Solomon's life. The final years of Solomon's rule are marked by disagreements and quarrels resulting from his introduction of foreign religions to Israel.
Shot in Morocco between April and June 1997, “Solomon” was directed by Roger Young and stars Ben Cross as King Solomon and Vivica A. Fox as the Queen of Sheba. French film star Anouk Aimée plays Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, Kind David is portrayed by Max von Swydow. Also starring are Maria Grazia Cucinotta as Abishag and newcomer Richard Dillane as Jeroboam, Solomon's friend and adviser.