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Esther (1986)

| Drama | 1986 (Israel)
Ahasverus, king of Persia and Media, puts aside Vashti and makes Esther his queen, choosing her among maidens in a kingdom stretching from India to Ethiopia. Esther, using information from ... See full summary »

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Amos Gitai
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simone Benyamini Simone Benyamini ... Esther
Mohammad Bakri ... Mordecai (as Mohammed Bakri)
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... Haman (as Juliano Merr)
Zare Vartanian Zare Vartanian ... Ahasverus
David Cohen David Cohen ... Hagai
Shmuel Wolf ... Narrator
Sara Cohen Sara Cohen ... Singer in Hebrew
Rim Bani Rim Bani ... Singer in Arabic
Yasmin Alush Yasmin Alush
Fuad Awad Fuad Awad
Sigal Azrad Sigal Azrad
Nahoom Berkovitch Nahoom Berkovitch
Yaacov Biryoti Yaacov Biryoti
Haim Biryoti Haim Biryoti
Rafi Cohen Rafi Cohen
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Storyline

Ahasverus, king of Persia and Media, puts aside Vashti and makes Esther his queen, choosing her among maidens in a kingdom stretching from India to Ethiopia. Esther, using information from Mordecai, her uncle and patron, saves the king from assassination. Haman, the king's favorite, is miffed when Mordecai won't bow to him, so he orders death to all Jews in the kingdom, under the seal of the king. Esther pleads for her people, and Mordecai is in turn given license to make his own edict under the king's seal. Mordecai loses sight of his original intention, and bloody murder ensues. Purim annually celebrates the story. At the end of the film, the actors comment. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Language:

Hebrew

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1986 (Israel) See more »

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Esther Forever See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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