Eye of the Eagle

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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 rebeling 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 Øjein Danish with English subtitles

© 1997, Denmark

 

CREDITS:

Director
Peter Flinth

Producer
Thomas Lydholm

Screenplay
Nikalaj Scherfig

Story
Bjarne O. Henriksen

Editor
Morten Giese

Costumes
Manon Rasmussen

Music
Soren Hyldgaard

Exec. Producers
Mads Egmont Christensen
Ole Sondberg

AWARDS:

1997
Cinekid Festival (The Netherlands), Best Director
1998
Zlin Festival for Children and Youth (The Czech Republic) – Bonton Company Award

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