Kingdom Of Heaven

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Synopsis

Kingdom Of Heaven is a monumental epic of tolerance, honour and humanity, starring Orlando Bloom and set against the turbulent, emotionally charged and world-shaping Crusades. From master filmmaker Ridley Scott, it traces the story of Balian, a common man of extraordinary conscience who rises to knighthood and embarks upon a life-changing journey to find peace and a better world.

The story opens as Balian (Orlando Bloom), a young French blacksmith, is mourning the loss of his wife and young son. It is then that Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson), a highly regarded baron to the king of Jerusalem deeply committed to keeping peace in theHoly Land, comes in search of the grieving Balian, his illegitimate son.

Balian relents against his sorrow and chooses to join Godfrey on his sacred mission. Upon his father's untimely death, Balian inherits land and a title of his own in Jerusalem, a city in which Christians, Muslims and Jews have managed to achieve a peaceful coexistence during this brief interlude of truce between the 2nd and 3rd Crusades. The year is 1186.

Sworn to uphold a noble land, serving a doomed king and drawn to the king's enigmatic sister, Princess Sibylla (Eva Green). It is in Jerusalem that he rises to become the most honorable and heroic of knights, and ultimately must protect its people from overwhelming forces.

Starring:
  • Martin Hancock
  • Michael Sheen
  • Nathalie Cox
  • Eriq Ebouaney
  • Jouko Ahola
  • David Thewlis
  • Liam Neeson
  • Philip Glenister
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Bronson Webb
  • Kevin McKidd
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • Steven Robertson
  • Marton Csokas
  • Alexander Siddig
Directed by Ridley Scott