Set in the Middle Ages, Eye of the Eagle portrays young Prince Valdemar who longs to fight alongside his father. Instead he is sent to a remote monastery under the care of Bishop Eskil. Valdemar befriends the kitchen boy Aske. They discover Bishop Eskil is rebelling against the king. In order to save the king, the two friends must escape One Eye who can see through the eyes of his pet eagle.
Peter Flinth’s feature film debut for children, Eye of the Eagle [Ørnens Øje] (1998), was a hit at the Danish box office. More than one million Danish TV-viewers watched the film which became an international award winner.
Notes for Parents/Teachers: Eye of the Eagle has a Study Guide Available.
In Eye of the Eagle, a medieval adventure, young Prince Valdemar is sent to a monastery though he longs to fight alongside his father. At the monastery the prince meets a kitchen boy and the two become friends and uncover that the bishop is rebelling against the king. The most sensitive viewers may find some of the action a bit scary, but it is balanced with heroism and comic relief. This film is an international award winner. In Danish with English subtitles. For ages 10+
Original title: Ørnens Øje, in Danish with English subtitles
© 1997, Denmark
Bjarne O. Henriksen
Mads Egmont Christensen