Esther

1999

Biography / Drama / History

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 1346

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Cast

Karl Geary as Dalphon
Thomas Kretschmann as King Ahasuerus
Louise Lombard as Esther
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835.25 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
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1.68 GB
1920*1072
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10

Spectacular , impressive as well as acceptable Biblical epic by italian filmmaker Raffaele Mertes

Melodramatic, routine Biblical story and passable epic by italian filmmaker Raffaele Mertes . ¨The power , the pageantry , the sweep of one of the greatest love adventures of all¨ . Biblical costumer with Thomas Kretschmann as the great Persian king , statesmanlike as well as conqueror ruler ,after overthrowing Babylonian . He is really the powerful Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, and whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians and he falls for gorgeous Louis Lombard as Judean maid , 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 , Haman . Before the King can pair off with Esther and defeat the villainous Haman, there are several intervening adventures and an additional, attractive woman who competes for attention. As the stiff king wants to her in place of the rejected queen , Ornella Muti .The young Jewess Esther (Louise Lombard) , adopted daughter of her uncle Mordecai (F. Murray Abraham) , is among the girls selected for his harem . When the Jew Mordecai fails to kneel down before Haman (Jürgen Prochnow) like all the others, Haman's irritation with him is transformed into a deep hatred of the Jewish people. The movie is partially true to the Biblical account of a Jewish woman who , at the risk of her own life, stands up to the King and a man named Haman , who was almost successful in convincing the king to wipe out all of the Jews in the land . In the Bible, one of the best lines is spoken by Mordecai , Esther's preceptor , who tries to assuage Esther's fear by saying, "Who knows, perhaps you have been chosen for such a time as this" . It was written : ¨Gather together all the fair young virgins unto the palace and let the maiden which pleased the king be queen¨ . In the end , Haman constructed a gallows from which to hang Mordecai whom he insisted was subversive , but things go awry .

This is the classical and biblical story of Esther , a book in the Old Testament and King Artexerxis , an important Persian king . This is a spectacular TV movie in every sense : filmmaker used spectacular palaces , luxurious gowns , full of beauties , and lots of extras . Writing and direction , however are average . ¨Esther and the king¨ is in the ordinary tradition , the best in mass audience , displaying great production design and lavishly made . There is romance , fights and intrigue as is common with many Old Testament accounts . Epic , rambling events and spectacle are regularly blended in this flick realized in Peplum style , if raggedly and tortuously scripted story of Esther and the King . Overacting acting by Thomas Kretschmann as King Ahasuerus and marvellous Louise Lombard who gives an enjoyable acting as the valiant Esther . Here Esther is portrayed as one who is not only fun-loving but brave and wise and Artexerxes is portrayed as a man who provides cruel measures and strong decisions ; subsequently , falling deeply in love with Esther . It boasts superior secondary cast plenty of known Italian actors . As support cast is pretty well , such as : F. Murray Abraham, Umberto Orsini , Renato Scarpa , Peter Guinness , Jürgen Prochnow as Haman who was hanged on his own gallows . There are other versions about these deeds titled ¨Esther and the King¨(1960) by Raoul Walsh with Joan Collins , Richard Egan , Denis O'Dea , Sergio Fantoni , Gabriele Tinti , Rosalba Neri , Daniela Rocca, Renato Baldini and ¨One night with the king¨ (2006) by Michael O. Sajbel with Tiffany Dupont as Hadassah / Esther , Luke Goss as King Xerxes , John Noble as Prince Admantha , Omar Sharif as Prince Memucan , John Rhys-Davies as Mordecai and James Callis a Haman, the Agagite.

This long epic Italian was shot in big scope and glimmer color by De Luxe well photographed by Giovanni Galasso , filmed on usual location in Ouarzazate, Morocco . Evocative and moving musical score by Carlo Siliotto . The motion picture financed by Lube Lux Vide/Betafilm , British Sky Broadcasting , in association with RAI and was professionally directed by Raffaele Mertes . He is a good cameran and director who has made a lot of TV movies , such as : María Magdalena (TV Movie) , José de Nazaret (TV Movie) , Tomas , Judas , Bible : Apocalypse , Un dottore quasi perfetto (TV Movie) , Sacred Family (TV Movie) , Carabinieri (TV Series) , Un amore e una vendetta , Angeli & diamanti , Questa è la mia terra , among others .

Reviewed by sunwarrior13 8 / 10

Esther Provides The Viewer Learning And Understanding

The tenth in a series of TV movies based on stories from the Bible, this drama entitled,Esther stars Louise Lombard in the title role.Esther is a common Jewish woman who rose to wealth and power when she captured the heart of the King of Persia. Eventually, Esther opted to use her influence to win freedom and a better life for her people.Also,it features F. Murray Abraham as Mordecai, Esther's cousin and foster father together with Jürgen Prochnow,Thomas Kretschmann,Ornella Muti and Natasha Williams; and it is directed by Raffaele Mertes.

This is a fairly elaborate production with a solid supporting cast, it proceeds at a relaxed pace and never quite takes off dramatically. But it does provide a solid telling of Esther's story, and if considered as something of a docudrama, it's successful.Also,it does provide much of the period flavor of ancient life, and the major facets of the story and portrayals of the characters coincide with biblical accounts.Overall,it is a good TV movie that accurately portrays Esther and it gives the viewer a good understanding of this book of the Bible.

Reviewed by jacobjohntaylor1 6 / 10

Good movie.

This is a good movie. I would not give 7 out of 10. That is overrating it. But it does have a good story line. It also has great acting. I would give it 6 out of 10. This is a good movie. See it. It is a very good.

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