|Eye of the Eagle|
|Directed by||Peter Flinth|
|Written by|| Bjarne O. Henriksen (story and original screenplay)|
Nikolaj Scherfig (screenplay)
|Produced by|| Thomas Lydholm |
|Starring|| Nijas Ørnbak-Fjeldmose |
|Edited by||Morten Giese|
|Music by||Søren Hyldgaard|
|Distributed by|| Metronome Productions |
|Budget|| Danish kroner 23,000,000|
(ca. US$ 6,400,000)
Eye of the Eagle (Danish : Ørnens Øje) is a 1997 Danish medieval adventure film directed by Peter Flinth. Based on an original screenplay by Bjarne O. Henriksen, it takes place in Denmark during 1218. Filming primarily took place at the Asserbo Castle ruins in Denmark, Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland, and Tisvilde Strand at Tisvildeleje in Denmark. The film won five of Denmark's Robert Awards in 1998.
War is upon Denmark, and King Valdemar II sends his only son and heir in safety to Eskil, bishop of Ravensburg, who is instructed to educate the prince. As soon as the king leaves the country to go to war, the bishop makes plans about seizing the crown for himself. Accidentally the prince and the kitchen-boy Aske overhear the schemes of Eskil and his conspirators, but are seen and pursued by a one-eyed man, who wants to take revenge on the king for leaving him behind on a battlefield where he lost his eye. The eye was swallowed by an eagle, which he has tamed and now shares his sight with.
Filming primarily took place at the Asserbo Castle ruins in Denmark, Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland, and Tisvilde Strand at Tisvildeleje in Denmark.
The film won five of Denmark's Robert Awards in 1998.
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