Ester (TV Movie 1999)

Labels: , , ,

Ester (TV Movie 1999)

Director: Raffaele Mertes
Writer: Sandy Niemand (teleplay)
Stars: Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Prochnow

Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel of Susa to display his wealth and splendor. When he summons his attractive wife Vashti, to show off her beauty to the guests, the proud queen refuses to come. The king promptly bans her from ever entering his presence again, and gives orders for the most beautiful young virgins in the land to be brought to him. The young Jewess Esther, adopted daughter of her uncle Mordecai, is among the girls selected; they are told to beautify themselves in the royal harem and prepare to spend the night with the king. Read more

POPULAR