2008 superhero film starring Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as The Joker and written by Christopher Nolan. The film is the second instalment of Nolan's Batman Trilogy. In the film Bruce Wayne/Batman teams up with the police and District Attorney to end organised crime in Gotham City but are plagued by the evil mastermind The Joker who wants to throw the city into anarchy. Also starred Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman. The film received huge critical acclaim and won two Oscars and a BAFTA, as well as multiple Oscar & BAFTA nominations.