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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 »


When Esther is seen watching the caravan arrive at the beginning, she is wearing a white dress with a wrap. When she goes inside to talk with her uncle, she is wearing a bright, multi-colored dress and headband. See more »


Father of Esther: [first lines - narration] From whence comes the purpose of a person's life? Coming by chance? A casting of the lot? Or does a call of destiny beckon to each of us? Many have wondered about my little Hadassah, and why a simple Jewish orphan was chosen to stand against the annihilation of her people. And yet the mystery of the girl most know as Esther, begins not where one might think, but 500 years earlier, with a single act of disobedience.
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"A Day With The Monkeys"
13 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was the most melodramatic two hours of my life. The constant re-playings of flashbacks and wordy narrating was enough to put the man on my left asleep. To add to the poor quality of this movie there was the quality of the picture, sound, and animation which were cheap ploys. The story line dragged out, accompanied by climatic musical overtures, bad acting, and side-conflicts the screenwriter presents, then leaves unanswered.

Though this movie did have some strong aspects: the wonderful wardrobe and makeup of Queen Ester, the monkeys that were quite comical, and three inserted light humored lines, it lacked in everything else.

I love the story of Ester, its up there with the story of Rehab. It just was very tedious to seen it interpreted so poorly. This would have been good if they had inserted some chorus numbers and choreography.

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