Esther

(1986)
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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.

  1. Amos Gitai

    Director, Writer

  2. Stephan Levine

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Simone Benyamini

    Esther

  2. Mohammad Bakri

    Mohammad Bakri

    Mordecai

  3. Juliano Mer-Khamis

    Haman

  4. Zare Vartanian

    Ahasverus

  5. David Cohen

    Hagai

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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 1986
    Theatrical

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Original Language Hebrew

Runtime 1h 37m

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