Kingdom of Heaven


2h 25m 2005

Brief Synopsis

During the Crusades--the world shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East--a blacksmith named Balian has lost his family and nearly his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues

Film Details

Also Known As
Crusade
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Jorge Galocha; Juan Diego Rama
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Morocco; Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Synopsis

During the Crusades--the world shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East--a blacksmith named Balian has lost his family and nearly his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues of medieval Jerusalem he falls in love, grows into a leader, and ultimately uses all his courage and skill to defend the city against staggering odds. Destiny comes seeking Balian in the form of a great knight, Godfrey of Ibelin, a Crusader briefly home to France from fighting in the East. Revealing himself as Balian's father, Godfrey shows him the true meaning of knighthood and takes him on a journey across continents to the fabled Holy City. In Jerusalem at that moment--between the Second and Third Crusades--a fragile peace prevails, through the efforts of its enlightened Christian king, Baldwin IV, aided by his advisor Tiberias, and the military restraint of the legendary Muslim leader Saladin. But Baldwin's days are numbered, and strains of fanaticism, greed, and jealousy among the Crusaders threaten to shatter the truce. King Baldwin's vision of peace--a "kingdom of heaven"--is shared by a handful of knights, including Godfrey of Ibelin, who swear to uphold it with their lives and honor. As Godfrey passes his sword to his son, he also passes on that sacred oath: to protect the helpless, safeguard the peace, and work toward harmony between religions and cultures, so that a kingdom of heaven can flourish on earth. Balian takes the sword and steps into history.

Crew

David Abbott

Carpenter

Adil Abdelwahab

Assistant Director

Jamal Abdelwahab

Assistant Director

Noureddine Aberdine

Assistant Director

Karim Abouobayd

Line Producer

Toufiq Abouobayd

Location Manager

Martin Adams

Wardrobe

Topaz Adizes

Set Production Assistant

Fatiha Ait Baddi

Greensman

Abdelkrim Akallach

Costume Supervisor

El Hassan Akgi

Wardrobe Dresser

Nashwar Al Ruwaini

Consultant

Andres Albarracin

Animal Wrangler

Mark Albela

Coproducer

Alessandro Alberti

Art Director

Paul Alexiou

Visual Effects Editor

Hossein Alizadeh

Song Performer

Hossein Alizadeh

Song

Victoria Alonso

Visual Effects Producer

Eugenio Alonso Yenes

Stunt Performer

Hafid Amad

Caterer

Jill Anderson

Accountant

David Appleby

Key Grip

David Appleby

Photography

Arundi Asregadoo

Digital Effects Artist

Oliver Atherton

Background Artist

Simon Atherton

Props

Natacha Atlas

Song

Natacha Atlas

Song Performer

Jonathan Attenborough

Animation Director

Laura Augustin

Wardrobe Assistant

Beverly Austin

Prosthetics

Ahmed Azig

Construction Manager

Johann Sebastian Bach

Song

Norman Baillie

Special Effects

Menyhert Dutombe Balog

Stunt Performer

Adrian Banton

2-D Animator

Toshiko Banton

Accounting Assistant

Debera Barager

Accountant

Maria Teresa Barbasso

Art Director

Murray Barber

Digital Effects Artist

Abigail Barbier

Adr Voice Casting

Harry Barnes

Foley Editor

Chris Barratt

Music Engineer

Greg Barrett

Avid Editor

Tighe Barry

Propman

Stephen Barton

Music

Bryan Baverstock

Transportation Manager

Shyal Beardsley

Animation Director

Graham Bell

Motion Control

Lola Belsito

Assistant

Marco Beltrami

Song

Domingo Beltran

Stunt Performer

Salaheddine Benchegra

Casting

Zhor Bennani

Makeup Artist

Chris Benstead

Music Editor

Becky Bentham

Music Coordinator

Lizzie Bentley

Matte Painter

Rastislav Benza

Stunt Performer

Kimberly Berdy

Production Supervisor

Ferenc Berecz

Stunt Performer

Mark Birmingham

Accountant

Nic Birmingham

Animation Director

Francesca Birri

Art Department Coordinator

Graham Bishop

Art Department

Graham Bishop

On-Set Dresser

Sallie Black

On-Set Dresser

Angel Blazquez

Wrangler

Craig Bloor

Assistant Camera

Sam Bloor

Rigging Electrician

Toni Bobeta

Stunt Performer

Carlos Bodelon

Art Director

Roger Bolton

Digital Effects Artist

Oleg Botin

Stunt Performer

Antoinette Boulat

Consultant

Mostapha Boutghfar

Wardrobe Dresser

Bryan Bowen

Sound Effects Editor

Jon Bowen

Digital Effects Artist

Keith Brachmann

Associate Editor

Charlie Bradbury

Visual Effects Producer

Chris Bradshaw

Wardrobe Dresser

Mark Brady

Grip

David Brighton

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Britton

Set Decorator

Alain Brochu

Construction Coordinator

Freddie Brown

Best Boy

Robert Brown

Wardrobe

Gary Brozenich

Cg Supervisor

Keith Bryant

Film Lab

Billy Budd

Advisor

Delphine Buratti

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

Cathy Burrow

Digital Effects Artist

Joseph Butler

Software Engineer

Nathan Butt

Assistant Director

Kevin R. Buxbaum

Finance Manager

Sabina Buzden

Wardrobe

Francisco Calonge

Props

Gustavo Canales

Electrician

Ciro Candia

Assistant Camera

Gonzalo Canellas

Location Manager

Nick Cannon

Software Engineer

Martin Cantwell

Sound Effects Editor

Alex Corven Caronia

Unit Manager

Roberto Carozza

Construction

Ignacio Carreno

Stunt Performer

Thomas Carrick

Motion Control

Roisin Carty

Dialogue Coach

Santiago Casado

Grip

Pablo Casillas

Stunt Performer

Mei-ming Casino

Visual Effects Producer

Patrick Cassidy

Song

Giorgio Catalano

Production Accountant

Jose Manuel Cerdan

Stunt Performer

Simon Changer

Music Arranger

Abdelkader Chaoui

Production

Simon Chase

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Carolyne Chauncey

Assistant Editor

Peter Chiang

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tom Chichester

Music Editor

Housna Choukri

Assistant

Evangelos Christopoulos

Animation Director

Anthony S Ciccarelli

Special Effects Technician

Alessandro Cioffi

Digital Effects Artist

John Claude

Colorist

Mari Carmen Clavel

Makeup Artist

Peter Cobbin

Score Recording

Peter Cobbin

Music Scoring Mixer

Alejandro Cobo

Stunt Performer

Colin Codner

Sound Mixer

Ben Cole

Software Engineer

Marta Colero

Production Assistant

Paul Colford

Wardrobe Dresser

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Vito Consoli

Painter

Paul Conway

Adr Supervisor

Cliff Corbould

Special Effects

Gail Corbould

Special Effects Coordinator

Ian Corbould

Visual Effects Supervisor

Neil Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

Neil Corbould

Prosthetics

Paul Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

Imelda Corcoran

Production Assistant

Shane Costar

Visual Effects

Jonathan Costelloe

Stunt Performer

Jonathan Costelloe

Stunts

Ivo Coveney

Props

Robert Cowper

On-Set Dresser

Robert Cowper

Art Director

Andrea Cripps

Assistant Costume Designer

Gina Cromwell

Art Department

Gina Cromwell

On-Set Dresser

David Crossman

Costume Designer

James Crowther

Key Grip

Ricardo Cruz

Stunt Performer

Gorgoly Csolle

Stunt Performer

Perry Cullen

Rigging Gaffer

Steve Cullingford

Animator

Stephen Cummings

Props

Tony Currie

Adr Supervisor

Luciano Curti

Painter

Emanuele D'arrigo

Visual Effects

Hayat Ouled Dahhou

Makeup Artist

Salima Oulad Dahhou

Hair Stylist

Matt Dalton

Production Accountant

Montserrat Damas

Makeup Artist

Vratislav Danjar

Wardrobe Dresser

Nicola De Fresnes

Art Department

Raimon De Miraval

Song

Danielle De Niese

Song Performer

Rogerio Carlos De Oliveira

Stunt Performer

Bruno De Santa

Wardrobe

Anna De Santis

Hair Stylist

Andre De Souza

Animation Director

Claudia Dehmel

Visual Effects

Jose Luis Del Barco

Art Director

Claudio Del Gobbo

Dolly Grip

Dimitri Delacovias

Matte Painter

Luis Delgado

Song Performer

Luis Delgado

Song

Ruben Delgado

Props Assistant

Steve Dent

Animal Wrangler

Remi Deroy

Special Effects Technician

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Bruce Devan

Production Manager

Antonio Di Cecco

Trainer

Lucio Di Domenico

Assistant Art Director

Giancarlo Di Fusco

Painter

Vittorio Di Persio

Painter

Salustiano Diaz

Construction

Franco Dibernardino

Foreman

Ian Differ

Visual Effects Editor

Gavin Digby

Digital Effects Artist

Mandi Dillin

Production Secretary

Mohamed Diouri

Accountant

Jo-anne Dixon

Visual Effects Editor

William Dodds

Assistant Director

Gary Dodkin

Sound

Gabriela Dolenska

Dresser

Dody Dorn

Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Crusade
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Jorge Galocha; Juan Diego Rama
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Morocco; Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2005 award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Winner of the 2005 Satellite Award for Best Original Score by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Released in United States Spring May 6, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 11, 2005

Released in United States Spring May 6, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 11, 2005