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Nach dem tragischen Tod von Frau und Kind fasst der junge Schmied Balian neuen Lebensmut, als ihm der Kreuzritter Godfrey von Ibelin offenbart, sein leiblicher Vater zu sein. Gemeinsam reisen die beiden nach Jerusalem, um im Dienste des toleranten. Königreich der Himmel ist ein von Ridley Scott inszenierter Monumentalfilm aus dem Jahr In arabischen Ländern jedoch, vor allem Ägypten, war Kingdom of Heaven ein voller Erfolg. Der Director's Cut auf DVD wiederum erhielt sehr. Kingdom of Heaven - Königreich der Himmel. ()2h 18minX-Ray Eine Geschichte über Mut, Leidenschaft und Abenteuer: Balian, ein einfacher. Kingdom of Heaven ist mehr als nur die Summe seiner Einzelteile und zeigt eine kraftvolle und fesselnde Geschichte, die sich um Balian (Orlando Bloom), einen. Kingdom Of Heaven. ()IMDb h 24minX-Ray. The Crusades; that world-shaping year collision between Europe and the East frames the tale of a.
Kingdom of Heaven. Ein Film von Ridley Scott. /db_data/movies/kingdomofheaven/scen/l/Szenenbild_01_x Die CD von Filmmusik: Königreich der Himmel - Kingdom Of Heaven jetzt probehören und für 8,99 Euro kaufen. Kingdom of Heaven is greater than the sum of its parts, delivering a vital, mostly engrossing tale following Balian (Orlando Bloom), a lonely French blacksmith.
Sibylla visits him and the two become lovers. At the request of the king, Balian defends the villagers, despite being overwhelmingly outnumbered.
Captured, Balian encounters the servant he freed, who he learns is actually Saladin's chancellor Imad ad-Din. Imad ad-Din releases Balian in repayment of the earlier debt.
Saladin arrives with his army to besiege Kerak, and Baldwin meets it with his. They negotiate a Muslim retreat, and Baldwin swears to punish Raynald, though the exertion of these events weakens him.
Baldwin asks Balian to marry Sibylla and take control of the army, knowing they have affection for each other, but Balian refuses because it will require the execution of Guy and the Templars.
Baldwin is soon succeeded by Sibylla, and Guy becomes king. Raynald is released, and gives Guy the war he desires by murdering Saladin's sister.
Sending the heads of Saladin's emissaries back to him, Guy declares war on the Saracens and attempts to assassinate Balian, who barely survives.
Guy marches to war with the army, despite Balian's advice to remain near water. Saracens annihilate the tired and dehydrated Crusaders in the ensuing desert battle.
Saladin executes Raynald, and marches on Jerusalem. Tiberias leaves for Cyprus , believing Jerusalem lost, but Balian remains to protect the people in the city, and knights every fighting man to inspire them.
After an assault that lasts three days , a frustrated Saladin parleys with Balian. When Balian reaffirms that he will destroy the city if Saladin does not accept his surrender, Saladin agrees to allow the Christians to leave safely in exchange for Jerusalem.
They ponder if it would be better if there were nothing left to fight over. In the marching column of citizens, Balian finds Sibylla, who has renounced her claim as Queen.
After they return to France, English knights en route to retake Jerusalem ride through the town to enlist Balian, now the famed defender of Jerusalem.
Balian tells the crusader that he is merely a blacksmith again, and they depart. Balian is joined by Sibylla, and they pass by the grave of Balian's wife as they ride towards the unknown.
An epilogue notes that "nearly a thousand years later, peace in the Holy Land still remains elusive. His father, Barisan the French "Balian" , founded the Ibelin family in the east, and probably came from Italy.
Balian and Sibylla were indeed united in the defence of Jerusalem but no romantic relationship existed between the two. Nablus, rather than Ibelin, was Balian's fief at the time of Jerusalem's fall.
The Old French Continuation of William of Tyre the so-called Chronicle of Ernoul claimed that Sibylla had been infatuated with Balian's older brother Baldwin of Ibelin , a widower over twice her age, but this is doubtful; instead, it seems that Raymond of Tripoli attempted a coup to marry her off to him to strengthen the position of his faction.
This legend seems to have been behind the film's creation of a romance between Sibylla and a member of the Ibelin family.
King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, who reigned from to , was a leper , and his sister Sibylla did marry Guy of Lusignan , though on her own initiative.
Baldwin crowned Sibylla's son from her previous marriage to William of Montferrat , five-year-old Baldwin V , co-king in After her son's death, Sibylla and Guy to whom she was devoted garrisoned the city, and she claimed the throne.
The coronation scene in the movie was—in real life—more of a shock: Sibylla had been forced to promise to divorce Guy before becoming queen, with the assurance that she would be permitted to pick her own consort.
After being crowned by Patriarch Heraclius of Jerusalem who is unnamed until late in the movie , she chose to crown Guy as her consort.
Raymond of Tripoli was not present, but was in Nablus attempting a coup, with Balian of Ibelin, to raise Sibylla's half-sister Balian's stepdaughter , Princess Isabella of Jerusalem , to the throne.
Isabella's husband, Humphrey IV of Toron , refused to precipitate a civil war and swore allegiance to Guy.
Raymond of Tripoli was a cousin of Amalric I of Jerusalem , one of the Kingdom's most powerful nobles, and sometime regent.
He had a claim to the throne himself, but, being childless, instead tried to advance his allies in the Ibelin family.
Guy was a weak, indecisive king who wanted to avoid a war with Saladin and who was simply unable to control the reckless Raynald.
Saladin's abortive march on Kerak followed Raynald's raid on the Red Sea , which shocked the Muslim world by its proximity to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
Guy and Raynald also harassed Muslim caravans and herders, and the claim that Raynald captured Saladin's sister is based on the account given in the Old French Continuation of William of Tyre.
This claim, unsupported by any other account, is generally believed to be false. In actuality, after Raynald's attack on one caravan, Saladin made sure that the next one, in which his sister was travelling, was properly guarded: the lady came to no harm.
The scene in the film where Saladin hands Guy a cup of iced water which in the Muslim world was a sign that the victor intended to spare the life of his prisoner , and then notes that he did not hand Raynald the cup indicating that Raynald was to be executed is supported by the Persian historian Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani who was present with Saladin after the Battle of Hattin.
Balian was present at the Battle of Hattin , but escaped and fled to Tyre and then Jerusalem, to retrieve his wife and children.
The defenders of the city, including the military orders and the Patriarch Heraclius, named him the leader of the city's defence.
On the ninth day of the siege of Jerusalem , Saladin's forces breached the wall, but the defenders held out until the tenth day, when Balian surrendered the city to Saladin.
The Christians of the city were made to ransom themselves, and Balian was unable to raise the funds to ransom all the city's poor; thousands marched out into safety and thousands into slavery.
Sibylla was a victim of an epidemic during the Siege of Acre. Balian's relations with Richard I of England were far from amicable, because he supported the claim to kingship of Conrad of Montferrat against Richard's vassal Guy.
He and his wife Maria arranged her daughter Isabella's forcible divorce from Humphrey of Toron so she could marry Conrad. Ambroise , who wrote a poetic account of the crusade, called Balian "more false than a goblin" and said he "should be hunted with dogs".
An episode of The History Channel 's series History vs. Hollywood analysed the historical accuracy of the film. The visual style of Kingdom of Heaven emphasises set design and impressive cinematography in almost every scene.
It is notable for its "visually stunning cinematography and haunting music". British visual effects firm Moving Picture Company completed effects shots for the film.
The music differs in style and content from the soundtrack of Scott's earlier film Gladiator  and many other subsequent films depicting historical events.
Upon its release it was met with a mixed reception, with many critics being divided on the film. Critics such as Roger Ebert found the film's message to be deeper than that of Scott's Gladiator.
The cast was widely praised. Jack Moore described Edward Norton's performance as the leper-King Baldwin as "phenomenal", and "so far removed from anything that he has ever done that we see the true complexities of his talent".
Lead actor Bloom's performance generally elicited a lukewarm reception from American critics, with the Boston Globe stating Bloom was "not actively bad as Balian of Ibelin", but nevertheless "seems like a man holding the fort for a genuine star who never arrives".
Bloom had gained 20 pounds for the part,  and the Extended Director's Cut detailed below of Kingdom of Heaven reveals even more complex facets of Bloom's role, involving connections with unknown relatives.
Despite the criticism, Bloom won two awards for his performance. Online, general criticism has been also divided. The site's critical consensus reads: "Although it's an objective and handsomely presented take on the Crusades, Kingdom of Heaven lacks depth.
Academic criticism has focused on the supposed peaceful relationship between Christians and Muslims in Jerusalem and other cities depicted.
Crusader historians such as Jonathan Riley-Smith , quoted by The Daily Telegraph , called the film "dangerous to Arab relations", calling the movie " Osama bin Laden 's version of history" which would "fuel the Islamic fundamentalists ".
Riley-Smith further commented against the historical accuracy, stating that "the fanaticism of most of the Christians in the film and their hatred of Islam is what the Islamists want to believe.
At a time of inter-faith tension, nonsense like this will only reinforce existing myths", arguing that the film relied on the romanticized view of the Crusades propagated by Sir Walter Scott in his book The Talisman , published in and now discredited by academics, "which depicts the Muslims as sophisticated and civilized, and the Crusaders are all brutes and barbarians.
It has nothing to do with reality. Thomas F. Given events in the modern world it is lamentable that there is so large a gulf between what professional historians know about the Crusades and what the general population believes.
This movie only widens that gulf. The shame of it is that dozens of distinguished historians across the globe would have been only too happy to help Scott and Monahan get it right.
Scott himself defended this depiction of the Muslim-Christian relationship in footage on the DVD version of the movie's extra features. Scott sees this portrayal as being a contemporary look at the history.
He argued that peace and brutality are concepts relative to one's own experience, and since contemporary society is so far removed from the brutal times in which the movie takes place, he told the story in a way that he felt was true to the source material, yet was more accessible to a modern audience.
In other words, the "peace" that existed was exaggerated to fit modern ideas of what such a peace would be.
At the time, it was merely a lull in Muslim-Christian violence compared to the standards of the period. The recurring use of " Assalamu Alaikum ", the traditional Arabic greeting meaning "Peace be with you", is spoken both in Arabic and English several times.
The "Director's Cut" of the film is a four-disc set, two of which are dedicated to a feature-length documentary called " The Path to Redemption ".
This feature contains an additional featurette on historical accuracy called "Creative Accuracy: The Scholars Speak", where a number of academics support the film's contemporary relevance and historical accuracy.
Among these historians is Dr. Screenwriter William Monahan , who is a long-term enthusiast of the period, has said "If it isn't in, it doesn't mean we didn't know it What you use, in drama, is what plays.
Shakespeare did the same. Caciola agreed with the fictionalization of characters on the grounds that "crafting a character who is someone the audience can identify with" is necessary in a film.
She said that "I, as a professional, have spent much time with medieval people, so to speak, in the texts that I read; and quite honestly there are very few of them that if I met in the flesh I feel that I would be very fond of.
John Harlow of the Times Online wrote that Christianity is portrayed in an unfavourable light and the value of Christian belief is diminished, especially in the portrayal of Patriarch Heraclius of Jerusalem.
Scott insinuated that the US failure of the film was the result of bad advertising, which presented the film as an adventure with a love story rather than as an examination of religious conflict.
This "less sophisticated" version is what hit theatres, although Scott and some of his crew felt it was watered down, explaining that by editing, "You've gone in there and taken little bits from everything".
Unhappy with the theatrical version of Kingdom of Heaven which he blamed on paying too much attention to the opinions of preview audiences, and acceding to Fox's request to shorten the film by 45 minutes , Ridley Scott supervised a director's cut of the film, which was released on 23 December at the Laemmle Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
The DVD of the extended director's cut was released on 23 May It comprises a four-disc box set with a runtime of minutes, and is shown as a roadshow presentation with an overture and intermission in the vein of traditional Hollywood epic films.
Scott gave an interview to STV on the occasion of the extended edition's UK release, when he discussed the motives and thinking behind the new version.
If you've got a lunatic doing my job, then you need to preview. Also, newly added dialogue with the gravedigger Martin Hancock reveals that the woman being buried was married to the Priest's brother, Balian the Blacksmith Orlando Bloom.
There is a new scene where the bishop of the town Bill Paterson orders Balian's brother to release Balian from prison so the blacksmith can aid him in completing the construction of the new abbey.
There is a new scene of Balian looking at the sapling planted by his wife Nathalie Cox , coupled with a flashback of her planting it.
The guard of the prison 'Tim Barlow' then comes in to Balian's cell and releases Balian. There are several newly added shots of the French village as Balian walks away from the prison.
These shots help to establish the local geography more clearly than in the theatrical version. After Godfrey Liam Neeson and his men arrive, there is a new scene of them having dinner with Godfrey's elder brother Robert Pugh.
While Godfrey is away from the table, the elder brother and his son Nikolaj Coster-Waldau conspire to kill Godfrey and take the mantle of Baron of Ibelin for themselves, which creates an additional reason for the forest ambush later in the film in the theatrical cut, the ambush seems based purely upon an attempt to arrest Balian.
A new scene shows Balian being verbally abused by his brother whilst sitting at the crossroads looking at his wife's grave.
The following day, the Priest gives the Crusaders some background information on Balian, including his role as an engineer and how he used to build towers that could fling "the largest stones.
Immediately after Odo's conversation with Balian, there is a brief flashback of Godfrey saying goodbye to Balian's mother before he left for Jerusalem.
The subsequent exchange between Godfrey and the Hospitaler David Thewlis has been shortened in the Director's Cut, as some of the exposition given in that scene in the theatrical version has already been revealed in other newly added scenes, and their conversation is now much more oblique.
Godfrey's line "I am your father" in the theatrical cut is substituted with "I knew your namesake" in the Director's Cut.
After Godfrey and his men leave for Messina, there are a few additional shots of Balian's assistant Bronson Webb watching them leave and then looking back at Balian.
Later that night, the scene where Balian kills his brother is longer, with much more dialogue and additional taunting from the Priest prior to Balian's attack.
Several additional shots of Godfrey's men at camp have been added; the Hospitaler brushing his teeth; Firuz Eriq Ebouaney shouting at one of the men for urinating upstream of the camp; the English Sergeant Kevin McKidd greasing Godfrey's armor this explains why Godfrey is hurt so badly by the arrow in the subsequent ambush - he is not wearing his chain-mail.
The ambush scene has several new additions. Roger's son greets Godfrey as "Uncle" and mentions his father Godfrey's brother ; as Roger's son leaves he says "You are my uncle, I must give you the road" as opposed to the theatrical "You are a knight, I must give you the road"; a new close-up of the horse crossing the river with the Hospitaler hiding by hanging off the left flank; a new shot of Godfrey chasing Roger's son, and saying "Thank my brother for his love"; a new execution scene where the son of Roger de Cormier Paul Brightwell is stabbed in the back of the head by the English Sergeant after he demands the right to be held to ransom.
The ambush is also considerably bloodier than in the theatrical cut. On the pilgrim's road, the acolyte 'Steven Robertson' now says "To kill an infidel, the Pope has said, is not murder.
It is the path to heaven. Additionally, there are a few more shots of Godfrey's tent prior to the arrival of Guy de Lusignan Marton Csokas.
At Messina, the English Sergeant gives Balian some background information about local trade and why the port is so busy.
After waking up, Balian has a bath, but is embarrassed at having to get out of it naked in front of the servant girls.
When he does finally get out, he is extremely uncomfortable in allowing them to dry him, so he grabs the towel and walks off, much to their amusement.
Also at Balian's house, there is a new scene where the Hospitaler discusses faith, remarking that he doesn't put much stock in religion anymore because he has seen too many fanatics use religion as an excuse for killing.
When the Hospitaler brings Balian to see Tiberias Jeremy Irons , the title card 'Office of The Marshal of Jerusalem' appears later, closer to the actual introduction of Tiberias himself.
After Tiberias has told Raynald de Chatillon 'Brendan Gleeson' that one day, his title will no longer protect him, there is a short new scene where the witness Nasser Memarzia to Raynald's attack on the caravan complains to Tiberias about Raynald walking free, and Tiberias pays him off to keep quiet.
The scene where Balian meets Baldwin IV Edward Norton is longer, with several new lines of dialogue scattered throughout. Additionally, there is a new section of the scene where Balian gives the King advice on how best to protect the city from a massive attack.
After speaking with Baldwin, as Balian leaves, he stumbles over a small toy soldier. As he scoops down to pick it up, he sees Sibylla's son Alexander Potts - although we don't know who he is yet.
Balian smiles at the boy and puts the toy back down. After Balian has gone, the boy comes and gets the toy.
The close-up of Balian as he looks at the tableaux on the wall in his father's house at Ibelin has been extended, and there are a number of shots which serve to lay out the geography of the house in more detail than in the theatrical cut.
As Balian and Almaric survey the land at Ibelin, Almaric has a line not in the theatrical version; "My lord, this is a poor and dusty place.
There is a new scene between Balian and Sibylla 'Eva Green' where she washes his face after he comes in from working on the land, and she tells him that she is free to do as she pleases due to her being the King's sister.
The scene between Balian and Sibylla as Balian watches the Muslim servants performing their prayers has some additional dialogue where she tells him about her son.
There is a new scene with Balian where he is walking by the irrigation system and sees the toy boat that the boy used earlier when the water pumps were first set up.
He picks the boat up and looks at it for a moment, before returning it to the water and watching it float away. After the battle of Kerak, as the army leaves, Guy looks at Balian and then at Sibylla and notices them looking at one another; the implication being that he knows Balian and Sibylla have been together.
As the Saracen doctors enter Baldwin's chamber, there is a newly added scene of Guy practicing with his sword in the hallway.
Immediately after this, there is a new scene of Raynald walking around in circles in his cell repeatedly shouting out his name.
The jail-keeper is trying to have his dinner and looses patience, slamming the inner door of the prison shut. Eraclius leaves the chamber in disgust and meets Guy outside.
After the departure of Eraclius, there is another new scene in which Guy rather unceremoniously seduces Sibylla's maid Samira Draa. There is then a new scene between Balian and Sibylla where Sibylla points out that, as Regent, she is going to have to run the Kingdom until her son is ready to do it himself.
Balian asks what role Guy will have in this new government, but Sibylla doesn't answer him. After leaving Balian, Sibylla arrives at the palace in the early morning.
Once inside, she sees Guy with her son, followed by a scene in which Guy attempts to force her to accept his knights' allegiance, threatening that if she does not, her son's reign as King will be "brief and bloody.
There is a new scene of Sibylla teaching her son about England and France. Tiberias arrives and tells her that if she wants to say goodbye to her brother, she had better do it now.
At first, she is reluctant, but Tiberias persuades her to go. After she and Tiberias leave, the boy places his palm on top of the fire lamp and feels no pain, despite blistering his flesh - thus indicating that he, like his uncle Baldwin IV, has leprosy.
Baldwin IV's death scene is slightly longer than in the theatrical cut, with some additional moments of silence between him and Sibylla.
When Guy confronts Sibylla after Baldwin's death, an additional line of dialogue has been added; "If my son has your knights, you have your wife.
In this version, after she removes the mask to look at his face, she then gently places the mask back on, and tucks it in under his hood.
There is a new scene showing Baldwin V's coronation. Immediately after the coronation, an interesting new scene between Balian and the Hospitaler has been added.
Balian is throwing a stone at a bush, trying to get a spark so as to make the bush ignite. As the Hospitaler arrives, Balian succeeds, and suggests this is proof God doesn't exist.
The Hospitaler disagrees. They talk briefly, and as the Hospitaler rides away, a bush several feet away from the burning one suddenly ignites in flames without any apparent cause.
Balian turns around in amazement, and then turns back to the Hospitaler, but he is gone; the plains are deserted for miles around.
As Balian looks around, his horse seems to jump in fright. A series of new scenes follow the bush scene. We see the new King signing various documents, and there is a close-up of some wax dropping onto his hand without him feeling anything.
Eraclius and Sibylla both see this, and realize that something is wrong. There is then a short scene of a physician pricking the boy's feet with pins, without him feeling anything, and Sibylla beginning to cry.
Next, Tiberias tells Sibylla that rumors are spreading that the boy is ill, and that he needs to be seen publicly to dispel such gossip.
Sibylla breaks down and Tiberius comforts her. Finally, there is a scene between Sibylla and her son in the palm orchard, where she pours poison into his ear so as to euthanize him, whilst singing him to sleep.
The scene where Guy comes to let Raynald out of jail is slightly different. There is some additional dialogue at the start of the scene where Raynald inquires as to whether Baldwin V is dead.
Raynald then asks if Guy has had Balian killed. However, in the theatrical cut he asked, "Have the Templars removed your problem? Balian is lying on the ground after the attack by Guy's assassins, unconscious or possibly dead; blood is coming from one of his ears , and the Hospitaler walks over to him and touches him on the cheek with his finger.
As well as stabbing Saladin's messenger Karim Saleh in the throat, Guy now also decapitates him. After Guy's army leaves for war with Saladin, additional lines have been added into the exchange between Tiberias and Balian regarding Baldwin V's death and how Jerusalem has lost all hope of peace.
Saladin now decapitates Raynald as well as cutting his throat there is also more blood when his throat is slit. As he knights the men in Jerusalem, there is a new scene where Balian meets the gravedigger from the opening scene of the film and exchanges a few words with him.
During the siege, there is a new scene in the infirmary where Sibylla is tending to the gravedigger. They exchange some dialogue, and the gravedigger reveals that he knows she is the Queen.
He then smiles kindly at her and leaves. The scene where Balian wakes up the morning after the final battle is longer. Instead of waking and then immediately standing up, he wakes and looks around, seeing the body of the gravedigger nearby.
He looks at the body and says, "Remember me in France, Master Gravedigger. During the negotiation of terms between Balian and Saladin, an additional line has been added, said by Saladin: "As for your king, such as he is, I leave up to you.
A new scene has been added after Balian has surrendered Jerusalem, but before the Christians have left the city. Balian is washing his face in an alleyway, and is approached by Guy, who challenges him to a sword fight.
Balian wins, sparing Guy's life and simply walking away. When Balian arrives back in France, he sees the tree planted by his wife is now beginning to bloom.
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