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.
In the "burning bush" scene in the Director's Cut of the film, Balian's horse jumps as the camera pans across the desert, just after the character of the Hospitaler (David Thewlis) has "disappeared", thus enhancing the sense that the character is a spirit of ... ...
Squire: Clear the road, if you will.
While Balian is in Sicily, some crusaders can be seen carrying a banner with the arms of Castile and Leon quartered. However, in the 1180s Castile and Leon were separate kingdoms; it wasn't until 1230 when they were reunited and the quartered banner adopted.
The opening 20th Century Fox logo has a ocher-yellow tint added to it.
English, Arabic, Latin, Italian
$445,232 (Austria) (6 May 2005)
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