One Night with the King

Synopsis: In Biblical times, a girl disguises her Jewish origins when the Persian king comes looking for a new bride among his subjects.
Director(s): Michael O. Sajbel
Production: Gener8Xion Entertainment
  2 wins.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
38
Rotten Tomatoes:
19%
PG
Year:
2006
123 min
$13,391,174
Website
69 Views

Of course,

this is why you are a dispatch rider,

and I am a prince of the Fars.

Tell me, Agagite, what do you do with

the extra darics you connive from me?

I have 10 sons, my lord,

and a wife that makes many demands.

(CHUCKLES)

Ten sons?

You serve the great king well.

Come, come. Go you now.

Speak of me

as you lavish your wife and sons.

ABIHAIL:
Happy birthday, Hadassah!

HADASSAH:
A stone ball?

Remember, Hadassah,

it is the glory of God

to conceal a matter,

the honor of kings to seek it out.

It's from the Promised Land.

Your great-grandmother

brought it with her.

And like you, its true treasure

is etched within.

PRIEST:
Reconsider my proposition.

There is much need for leadership

in Jerusalem.

More stew, my lord?

I don't suppose that in your entire caravan

you have a cook one half as good

as our Rebecca.

Here you are but a poor palace scribe,

one who passes as a Persian, at that.

Are you a Jew?

Or have you become a Gentile?

We're a small people

caught up in a vast and violent empire.

We have capricious princes

who could order our annihilation

with the flick of a finger.

And your presence in the palace

might prevent it?

Probably not.

Look, tell me what I want to hear about.

Tell me about the Temple.

What ecstasy to stand in the presence

of the Almighty!

Like the intimate embrace

of a husband and wife.

It's so much deeper

than mere mortal love.

Oh, hello.

MORDECAI:
Now, it came to pass

in the days of King Xerxes,

who ruled over the empire

of the Medes and Persians,

from Ethiopia to India,

that in the third year of his reign,

he decreed a season of feasting.

Rumors of war were in the wind, however,

and some thought this the King's way

of stalling off a much-debated decision

to march on Greece

in retaliation for his father's death

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