Job is introduced as an incredibly wealthy man. God and satan engage in a Supernatural discussion resulting in satan gaining permission to ‘test’ Job. Job dramatically loses everything and is afflicted with horrific boils. His anguish and despair (and the anguish, frustration and then anger of his friends) define the film. Divine intervention results in God speaking in the longest single ‘first person’ dialogue recorded in scripture after which Job is restored.
Job experiences the loss of family, friends, wealth and health. His life is reduced to nightmares with physical and mental suffering . Job’s friends debate the possibilities of why this has happened. They attempt to convince Job of the possible reasons for his suffering and advise on what Job must do to be restored. Job does not budge. He stands on his integrity dismissing all arguments that he has done something wrong. The friends getting progressively angrier at Jobs stubbornness until they accuse him outright.