R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
The chain mail for the film was made by the Weta Workshop, which also made the chain mail for "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
Squire: Clear the road, if you will.
The trebuchets are shown with metal axles for the throwing arm (this is most visible as the camera moves past a trebuchet before Balian's knighting speech in Jerusalem). The technology of the time did not permit the creation of such large pieces of metal. Throughout medieval times a trebuchet axle would have been made from a thick timber.
The opening 20th Century Fox logo has a ocher-yellow tint added to it.
English, Arabic, Latin, Italian
£2,530,445 (UK) (6 May 2005)
$47,396,698 (USA) (26 August 2005)
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