The legendary chapter from The Bible of fraternal envy and loathing, deceit and revenge is brilliantly brought to life in this dramatic gripping film. Directed by Sir Peter Hall, Jacob superbly portrays the classic story of twi 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.
Matther Modine heads an extremely strong cast that includes Sean Bean as Esau, Lara Flynn Boyle and Joss Ackland.