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 Movie Review: Esther

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Color / 91 Min. 

Stereo / Close Capt. _______________

DVD: Playable in Region 1 - United States, Canada and US Territories. 

Includes additional option: Subtitled in Spanish.

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Photo: F. Murray Abraham as Mordecai in the film: "Esther."  Mordecai

Original Music by Carlo Silotto.  Edited by Alessandro Lucidi.  Production Design by Paolo Biagetti.  Director of Photography: Giovanni Galasso.  Costume Designers: Simonetta Leoncini, Giovanni Vitti.  Line Producer: Paolo Lucidi.  Supervising Producer: Paolo Piria.  Executive Producer: Lorenzo Minoli.  Teleplay by Sandy Niemand.  Directed by Raffaele Mertes.  © LUBE S.r.l. 1998.   

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For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but you and your father's house shall be destroyed: and who knows whether you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"  

  -Esther 4:14 (Mordecai speaking to Esther)

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King Ahasuerus and Esther

The Story of Esther

Following the conquest of Babylon, the King of Persia gives a banquet for his people at which he requests the presence of his wife, Vashti.  As she refuses the King's demand, Ahasuerus disowns Vashti and goes in search of her replacement. In his harem, he meets the young girl Esther who immediately captivates him with her charm and beauty.  

Photo: King Ahasuerus and Haman.  

King Ahasuerus and Haman

Planned Genocide of the Jews

Unaware of her Jewish heritage, King Ahasuerus falls in love with Esther.  Esther then reveals to Ahasuerus that she is Jewish and asks him to show her people mercy, because of a planned genocide of the Jews by the King's right hand man, Haman. ______________________________

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In doing so, she saves the lives of many innocent people and paves the way for their return to Jerusalem    

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 We Rate "Esther" Five Stars

This movie is wonderful!  It follows the Bible story perfectly, and is filmed beautifully, with excellent acting, especially from F. Murray Abraham as Mordecai.  The book of Ester is one of our favorite stories in the Bible.  It is the only book of the Bible not to mention God...yet His hand is seen throughout the book everywhere as "coincidences" happen that are in reality the hand of God moving in answer to the prayers of His people.  If there were such a rating as six stars, we would gladly give it to this film. 

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