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One Night with the King (2006)

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The young Jewish girl, Hadassah, goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, who saves the Jewish nation from annihilation at the hands of its arch enemy.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prince Admantha
Hegai, the Royal Eunuch
Prince Tarshish
Jyoti Dogra ...
Bigthan (as Neal Bhattacharya)
Dilshad Patel ...
Hannah (as Dilshad)
Takesh Singh ...
Harbona, the Eunuch


The young Jewish girl, Hadassah, goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, who saves the Jewish nation from annihilation at the hands of its arch enemy. Written by Susan Zahn, Publicist.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence, some sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

One Night with the King: The Call of Destiny  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,106,862 (USA) (13 October 2006)


$13,391,174 (USA) (1 December 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book of Esther (on which this film is based) is one of two books in the Bible that does not mention God. The closest it comes is when Mordecai says to Esther, "We will pray for you." The other book is Song of Songs. See more »


In one scene, you can see the "mark" a character is supposed to hit, taped to the floor. See more »


King Xerxes: Suppose, my lady. A man offered you a kingdom.
Queen Esther: [almost in tears] The only gift I would accept... is your heart.
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Too much Harlequin to little history
6 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to see this film in hopes that it might be worth seeing. It was to the extent that it had a few good actors and ornate costumes. The problem was that there was so much focus on making it a romance. There is way to much of "Xerxes" bare (or scantily covered chest) and much too little of dramatic story, which is the main strength of the story of Haddasah (Esther). Most of the acting was mediocre and some big name stars got very little to work with. Portraying Greeks and the Jewish people of the time as "prodemocracy" is very much of a stretch. The story was muddled as was much of the history. There was very thin plotting and so many characters were introduced that one would have a hard time keeping track of them, or what purpose they served to the story.

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