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 scheduled for release in March 2005. See more »
When King Xerxes is mounting his horse on the training grounds the saddle is very clearly a modern leather "western" style saddle complete with a horn (for roping cattle). See more »
[listening to Esther and others read an Old Babylonian heroic poem from behind a pilar]
Gilgamesh. In the original. I read translation, never the original.
[now beside him, smiling]
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I enjoyed watching this movie but they took a lot of license with the biblical story. They especially changed time frames where they made months into weeks and days into hours. If you know your bible, you can really spot the differences.
I thought Tiffany Dupont who played Esther was charming. Luke Goss who played Xerxes was a bit overblown. The guy (James Callas) who played Haman was way over the top. John Rhys-Davies is always a joy to watch and he doesn't disappoint as Mordecai.
Even with that, I would rather see a movie like this than 90% of the stuff put in theaters these days. Would recommend seeing the movie and then go home and read the real story!
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