Eye of the Eagle (film)

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Eye of the Eagle
Directed by Peter Flinth
Produced by Thomas Lydholm
Michael Haslund-Christensen
Written by Bjarne O. Henriksen (story and original screenplay)
Nikolaj Scherfig (screenplay)
Starring Nijas Ørnbak-Fjeldmose
Lasse Baunkilde
Lars Lohmann
Björn Granath
Baard Owe
Music by Søren Hyldgaard
Cinematography Eric Kress
Edited by Morten Giese
Distributed by Metronome Productions
Nordisk Film
Release dates
21 March 1997 (1997-03-21)
Running time
91 min
Country Denmark
Language Danish
Budget Danish kroner 23,000,000
(ca. US$ 6,400,000)

Eye of the Eagle (Danish: Ørnens Øje) is a Danish medieval adventure film directed by Peter Flinth and released in 1997. 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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming primarily took place at the Asserbo Castle ruins in Denmark, Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland, and Tisvilde Strand at Tisvildeleje in Denmark.[1]

Awards[edit]

The film won five of Denmark's Robert Awards in 1998.[2]

  • Best Costume Design (Manon Rasmussen)
  • Best Editing (Morten Giese)
  • Best Make-Up (Elisabeth Bukkehave)
  • Best Screenplay (Nikolaj Scherfig)
  • Best Sound (Morten Degnbol and Stig Sparre-Ulrich)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filming locations for Ørnens øje (1997)". Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Awards for Ørnens øje (1997)". Retrieved 2008-07-07. 

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