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.
During the last day of the siege if you look closely you can see a burning siege tower, during production one of the towers caught fire and was subsequently burned down (one of the charges for the firebombs hadn't been put out properly and was left ... ...
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
$445,232 (Austria) (6 May 2005)
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