Balian Bloomheads off to Jerusalem, after being knighted by his newfound father, to purge his sins and those of his wife in hell due to her suicide following her delivery of a stillborn child.
The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Synopsis As the film begins, a title card opens the story, detailing its setting and historical backgrounds: Europe suffers in the grip of repression and poverty.
Peasant and lord alike flee to the Holy Land in search of fortune or salvation. One Knight returns home in search of his son. He is also shunned by nearly all of the villagers, except for the lord of the village, the lord Bishop, and his blacksmith apprentice.
One day, a group of Crusaders arrive at the small village and one of them approaches Balian, introducing himself as his father, Baron Godfrey of Ibelin Liam Neeson.
Godfrey, asks Balian to return with him to Jerusalem. Balian refuses and the Crusaders leave. During the encounter, Balian, finally fed up with his half-brother and outraged by the revelation of the beheading of his late wife, kills him. Balian, then, follows after his father in the hope of gaining forgiveness and redemption for him and his wife.
After he catches up to his father, Godfrey instructs him in swordsmanship.
In Messina, Godfrey knights Balian and orders him to serve the King of Jerusalem and protect the helpless then succumbs to his injuries. When Balian releases the horse from the wreckage it flees in panic. Tracking the horse into the desert, Balian is confronted by a Muslim cavalier and his servant.
A fight over possession of the horse follows and Balian slays the horseman, but spares the servant, asking him to guide him to Jerusalem.
Upon their arrival in Jerusalem, Balian gives the horse to the servant and releases him. The man then tells him his slain master was an important knight amongst the Saracens. It is revealed is Sibylla is unhappily married to Guy, after having been made aware of his true nature.
As a man who is obsessed with attaining glory and fortune for himself, it is implied that in his ruthless climb to prominence in the royal court and also to the throne of Jerusalem, Guy only married Sibylla for the purpose to be next in line to rule as King of Jerusalem, rather than for out of genuine love for her.
As the new Baron of Ibelin, Balian settles in his new land of Ibelin. Using his skills as a blacksmith, he earns the respect of his knights and subjects by building an irrigation system. Sibylla travels to meet him, and the two become secret lovers.
The two rulers successfully negotiate a Muslim retreat and Baldwin swears that he will punish Raynald for his crimes. The exertion of these events cause Baldwin to collapse, weakened beyond recovery.
Baldwin asks Balian to marry Sybilla Eva Greenknowing that the pair have affection for each other, but Balian refuses to be associated with the necessary murder of Guy. It quickly becomes apparent that he is also infected with leprosy.
Grief-stricken and unwilling to condemn her son to a life behind a mask, Sibylla gives him poison. Sibylla succeeds her son and names Guy King of Jerusalem. Incouncil war is agreed upon "because God wills it" and against sound advice they march into the desert away from adequate water supplies to fight Saladin, leaving Jerusalem unguarded except for Balian, his knights, and the townspeople.
Guy and Raynald are captured; Saladin executes Raynald, and then marches on Jerusalem, sparing Guy out of tradition but stating that he is not worthy of this. After three days and having proven their resolve, Saladin offers terms: Balian surrenders Jerusalem when Saladin offers all the inhabitants safe passage to Christian lands.
Balian points out that when the Crusaders conquered Jerusalem a hundred years previously, they massacred the Muslim inhabitants, but Saladin assures him that he is "not those men". After considering his terms and reflecting on everything that had happened, he surrendered Jerusalem to Saladin.
As the two begin to return back to their respective sides, Balian stops and asks Saladin, "What is Jerusalem worth? His comment meant that Jerusalem as a city is worth "nothing". As Saladin continues walking back, he stops again, looks at Balian, and delivers his second answer, "Everything.Refunds + Exchanges.
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