The Red Tent

The Red Tent

DVD - 2015
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Dinah's happy childhood is spent inside the red tent where the women of her tribe gather and share the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. The film recounts the story of Dinah's mothers Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. Dinah matures and experiences an intense love that subsequently leads to a devastating loss, and the fate of her family is forever changed.


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Dec 18, 2019

Pseudo-biblical chick lit. Tedious. I gave up part way through Disc 1.

Jan 16, 2019

I was disappointed in the movie. Near the end it was getting long. Jacoob from the bible who was a polygamist. Here you have a famous polygamist who really did not rule the roost. However, the movie portrayed Jacoob to be kind and gentle who had a very heavy conscience. Heck, Joseph's brother sold him as a slave to get rid of him and where the reason their own sister had a miserable part life and was estranged from her own son. Sounds almost like a typical modern family! Good thing slavery does not exist today!

Jan 01, 2018

An engaging, epic, biblical-fiction follows the life of the main character, Dinah, from childhood to elder. The costumes, locations and cinematography, are all excellent. Perfect casting for the lead (Rebecca Ferguson), and good casting for most (not all) of the other main characters. While this mini-series as a whole is fairly well done and very enjoyable, there are scenes and there are performances that drip "mini-series" quality. It's obvious, at times, the shooting schedule was tight. BTW, the series is actually in two parts for a total run time of 3-hours, not 90 minutes as the bibliocommons descriptions claims. All in all, it's a good story and an excellent choice for a cold winter night with some hot chocolate and a warm blanket!

Sep 04, 2017

This was one of the best mini-series films that I have seen. It reminds me of " Mists of Avalon" in a way that it's a story that is told on a woman's perspective in a "man's" world. I loved it because it was poignant and held my interest from start to finish.

Sep 13, 2016

I was disappointed. The story is line is not accurate. I prefer when at least the history stays as close to the Bible as possible but this was way out.

ontherideau Aug 04, 2016

The men are rugged, the women fresh from the salon and are they speaking with British accents? Hollywood knows no limits.
Filmed in Morocco.

Jul 15, 2016

One of my students recommended "The Red Tent" to me because I enjoy historical fiction. All of the characters became multi-dimensional as the story revealed itself little by little. The relational chart in the front of the book is essential to tracking the cast. Dinah and crew will have you cheering, cringing and crying.

Jul 08, 2016

I did not watch the entire movie.

Jun 28, 2016

I love the settings and the romance of the Shepard girl falling in love with a prince. However it was hard for me to keep track of all the relationships in the story. I don't know the bible very well, so it left me wondering if the events were before Moses or after with Egypt in the story.

not as good as the book but I enjoyed the cinematography

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