Iran historian has revealed how the directors of ‘Esther and the King’ distort ancient Iranian king’s costumes.
Iran historian Khosrow Motazed, who talks in Cinema VS History program produced by ifilm, discusses the chain of evidence in ‘Esther and the King’ directed by Raoul Walsh and Mario Bava to show that both directors deliberately falsified the way an ancient Iranian king dressed.
He counts the pieces of evidence one by one and helps the viewer to understand the fact that both directors’ deliberate act is malicious with intend to do harm to Iran great history and deep rooted civilization.
In fact, they depict a Roman officer out of an Iranian ancient king, Xerxes, through distorting the Persian king’s clothing system to reduce the great kingly status of a king belonging to Achaemenid dynasty.
Motazd believes that ‘Esther and the King’ has not been succeeded to render even a superficially realistic view of Iran history and introduces Iranian ancient people as a nation that wear clothes similar to those of Greek and Romans.