Purim: The Lot

DVD Release: October 1, 2014
Purim: The Lot


In the 4th century, Haman, the king’s chief adviser, plots to kill all the Jews in Persia. Queen Esther thwarts his treacherous plan. Victory over Haman is now widely celebrated by all Jews during the holiday of Purim.

Dove Review

“Purim: The Lot” is an animated film that focuses mainly on the story of Esther, but also features Jewish history of other time periods and includes the story of Samson, the Philistine conqueror. The film also presents footage of the Jews at the wailing wall and mentions their celebration of Purim and their remembrance of Esther’s great deeds.

The story of Queen Esther, Mordecai and King Xerxes is timeless. Haman’s plot against the Jews and Esther’s plea to the king to spare them are brought to life in this story. However, the film does include several scenes of violence, with sword stabbings and a lot of blood. So, we are awarding it our “Faith-Based” Seal, meaning it has a faith-based message but contains objectionable content — in this case, the violence and some of the “other” content listed below. This movie is colorful and features authentic clothing and scenes and will bring the story of Esther to life!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: M/G-2; "Da*mit-1; "Da*n me"-2; You fool-1; "Oh God" said in prayer.
Violence: Several scenes of violence, including men who are speared and bleeding; stabbings with blood, and a man's eyes are put out and blood is shown; a pool of blood; man's arm and feet are pierced with a spear and they bleed; characters are pierced with arrows; a man is choked and then shown hanging; fights; a slave is shoved.
Drugs: Wine is carried, poured and consumed in several scenes.
Nudity: None
Other: Slaves sold in auction; a man believes he has earned eternal life by saving a Persian; statement that a wise man believed Jacob's soul was given to Mordecai and that Haman's soul was the reincarnation of Esau's soul; astrology is used to predict the future and in fortune telling; this version has Samson using chains and pulling two large pillars, instead of him pushing them after he leaned on them.


Company: Good Hope Films
Writer: Moshe Khusid
Director: Moshe Khusid
Producer: Daniel Levin
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 64 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter