Eye of the Eagle (1997 film)

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.

Eye of the Eagle
Directed byPeter Flinth
Written byBjarne O. Henriksen (story and original screenplay)
Nikolaj Scherfig (screenplay)
Produced byThomas Lydholm
Michael Haslund-Christensen
StarringNijas Ørnbak-Fjeldmose
Lasse Baunkilde
Lars Lohmann
Björn Granath
Baard Owe
CinematographyEric Kress
Edited byMorten Giese
Music bySøren Hyldgaard
Distributed byMetronome Productions
Nordisk Film
Release date
  • 21 March 1997 (1997-03-21)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryDenmark
LanguageDanish
BudgetDanish kroner 23,000,000
(ca. US$ 6,400,000)

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

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

AwardsEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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