Jacob is a 1994 German/Italian/American television movie by Five Mile River Films, based on the novel Giacobbe by Francesco Maria Nappi, which is in turn based on a biblical account from the Book of Genesis about Jacob.

Directed byPeter Hall
StarringMatthew Modine
Lara Flynn Boyle
Sean Bean
Giancarlo Giannini
Music byEnnio Morricone
Distributed byTNT
Release date
December 4, 1994 (U.S.A.)


Jacob defrauds his twin brother Esau and flees. In Haran he gets to know his cousin Rachel, and falls in love with her. Years of hard work later he marries Rachel and reconciles with his brother Esau.



The movie was shot in Ouarzazate, Morocco. Director Peter Hall's daughter, Emma, played the child Joseph.

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