Joseph and His Brethren

DVD Release: July 14, 2015
Joseph and His Brethren
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Synopsis

A brother is cast out from his family, sold into slavery and then returns years later as a man of power—but shows forgiveness and compassion to his family through the strength of character given to him by God.

Dove Review

“Joseph and His Brethren” is an inspirational telling of the biblical account of Joseph, the man of dreams, who was sold into bondage by his jealous brothers. Joseph, the son of his father Jacob’s old age, was greatly loved by Jacob, who gave him a coat of many colors as a gift. When Joseph tells his brothers he dreamed that their sheaves bow to his sheaf, it does not go over well.

Joseph, after being sold to the Ishmaelites, eventually finds favor with Potiphar and serves him. However, Potiphar’s wife has designs on Joseph and when Joseph refuses her advances, she lies and says he attempted to seduce her. Joseph is imprisoned, where he interprets dreams for the Pharaoh’s cup bearer and baker. The interpretations turn out to be 100 percent accurate, so when Pharaoh has dreams that his soothsayers can’t interpret, the cup bearer remembers Joseph. He is called from prison to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams, who is so impressed with Joseph that he promotes him to Prime Minister over all of Egypt. Eventually Joseph’s family seeks help in Egypt during a famine and they are reunited with Joseph, although they don’t know it is him at first. Jacob comes with his brothers to see his son again, although in the biblical account Joseph sent wagons to his father to bring him to Egypt. Still, the spirit of the story is in place for the most part, and Geoffrey Horne turns in a splendid performance as Joseph. Finlay Currie is excellent as Jacob, and Robert Morley plays a rascally Potiphar.

The film includes a few scenes of violence with some blood, but they are not gratuitous. We are pleased to award our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus to “Joseph and His Brethren.” This movie brings the wonderful story of Joseph to life!

Content Description

Sex: Married woman attempts to get Joseph to sleep with her but he flees; kissing between a husband and wife.
Language: None
Violence: Two men fight with a knife; slaves are whipped and stripes and some blood seen on men; stone is thrown and strikes man and there is a little blood; animal blood is placed on a coat to make it seem as if the man died; man swats at other man; man attacked by man with a knife; man hit with a whip and there are a few cries of pain; man is hung and his legs are seen dangling.
Drugs: Drinking of wine in several scenes, and comments about wine.
Nudity: Women's thighs seen via see-through gowns; cleavage in a few scenes; bare midriffs; shirtless men; men in loin cloths; man and woman get massage and bare shoulders are seen; statue of a goddess has breasts that are seen.
Other: Jealousy of Joseph's brothers; tension between characters; man spits on another man and he wipes the spit off on the man's garment; man takes blood from other man in a procedure to save his life; man makes an insulting remark about Jews; woman mentions she hates someone and she is encouraged not to hate.

Info

Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Irving Rapper
Producer: Lel McCullough
Genre: Inspirational
Runtime: 85 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter