Kingdom of Heavenis the story of a blacksmith who left for the holy land and who finds himself somewhat unwillingly confronted with the tumults of the crusade. It was September 11 that would have made director Ridley Scott want to tackle this subject, with the declared desire to give another image of Muslims. Despite some shortcuts and anachronisms, this film recreates with some success the context and the inevitable excesses, due to the religious fanaticism that characterized this time. Scott's ambition was to demonstrate that even in a period of conflict and tension, there could be exchanges between men of good will and, above all, that the "bad guys" were not necessarily those we think. . A rather successful bet. It remains to be seen whether this very visual film will withstand the passage from the big to the small screen. Kingdom of Heaven, Sunday 7 at 8:35 pm on France 2.
See as well :
- our article on Kingdom of Heaven (director's cut version).