Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical fiction drama film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Ghassan Massoud, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Edward Norton, Marton Csokas, Liam Neeson, Michael Sheen, Velibor Topić, and Alexander Siddig.


In 1184 France, Balian, a blacksmith, is haunted by his wife's recent suicide after the death of their unborn child. A Crusader passing through the village introduces himself as Balian's father, Baron Godfrey of Ibelin, and asks him to return with him to the Holy Land, but Balian declines. The town priest (Balian's half-brother) reveals that he ordered Balian's wife's body beheaded before burial. Upon discovering that the priest also stole his wife's crucifix, Balian kills him.