By Toonoljin Gankhuu
The story follows the conflict between two of the most famous biblical brothers, Jacob and Esau, as they fight for their father’s affection and inheritance. Jacob flees and shelters with his scheming uncle, Laban, but meets and falls in love with the beautiful Rachel. Jacob suffers the cruelty of his deceitful uncle and endures years of pain and suffering as he strives to win the love of Rachel.
Matthew Modine (The Browning Version, Memphis Belle, Full Metal Jacket) heads a cast that includes Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings trilogy, Sharpe series) Lara Flyn Boyle (Dead Poets Society) and Joss Ackland (The Hunt for Red October, The Sicilian). Directed by Sir Peter Hall (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Homecoming), former director of The Royal Shakespeare Company and Britain’s National Theatre.