Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel ... See full summary »
F. Murray Abraham,
The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will ... See full summary »
In 605 B.C. Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians and many of their best young men were taken into captivity, including Daniel. Daniel was taken to Babylon to serve it. As Powerful ... See full summary »
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 archenemy.Written by
Susan Zahn, Publicist.
Originally, Ayesha Takia was offered to portray the role of Hadassah, which she turned down. 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 »
[to Esther as she is feeding the monkeys]
I am curious, to whether you frustrate me of sincerity or to ensure you're never chosen Queen.
[getting to her feet, turning around]
You assume I actually care about being chosen Queen.
I am serious!
Serious of what? Finding a real Queen? Is that why you subject us to these beauty treatments? These... classes?
You do not like our fine instructors?
They simply neglect to teach us some things.
Well seemingly anything to do with actually being Queen...
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This story had all the elements that should make a movie attractive... action, intrigue, romance, a little suspense... but it was wasted on this film. The production was uneven, hopping from one seemingly unrelated scene to another, many of them making our leading lady appear at best adolescent and at worst delusional. The music was not well chosen for the action, and the directing was obvious (thunder crashes as Esther delivers what was supposed to be a dramatic line). The acting was mostly disappointing, with fine performances by John Rhys-Davies, Omar Sharif and a few others, but pretty amateur efforts from the rest of the cast. In all, the only thing I really enjoyed were the period costumes.
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