Esther traces the life of one of the strongest females in the Bible. When Ahasuerus, the King of Persia, becomes displeased with his wife, he banishes her and goes on a search to find a new queen. It is then that he meets Esther, who captivates the king with her charm and beauty. King Ahasuerus immediately makes Esther his queen. However, her life and the lives of all the Jews are put in jeopardy when the evil advisor Haman proposes a law that would legalize killing all the Jews in the country on a certain day. Esther must risk her life by revealing her Jewish heritage to King Ahasuerus if she is to save her people.
Stars: Murray Abraham, Louise Lombard, Thomas Kretschmann & Peter Guinness
Prod. Year: 1999
WS/FF: WS 1.78
Runtime: +/- 91 min.
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Sex: A virgin by the law of the Persian kingdom must agree to spend the night with the king but the king marries Esther and God uses her to influence the king's heart toward kindness and mercy for the Jewish people; kissing.
Violence: There is a brief hanging scene in which a wicked man is quickly seen hanging but it is from a distance and the man is already dead and doesn't move in the brief scene; it is stated that some rebels against the king have been executed; a fight between the Jews and Persians and the Jewish race survives.
Drugs: The drinking of wine; men plot to use poison to kill a character but they never get the chance.
Nudity: Cleavage; a woman is seen wearing a towel but nothing graphic is seen; a woman goes to see the king and her garment is a bit see-through and very briefly white undergarments or panties can be seen but the scene is not graphic.
Other: There is a plot to poison the king.
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A beautiful retelling of the Biblical story of a young woman bravely saving her people. One of the few Biblical stories centered on a woman.