Credits & Facts
EYE OF THE EAGLE is a classical medieval action adventure for the young audience, with brave knights, evil conspirators and a mysterious mercenary with a hunting eagle.
In 1218 Danish King Valdemar sends his young son and heir in safety, as war is at the borders, to the Bishop of Ravensburg, who is instructed to see to the prince’s education. Alas the Bishop is the brain of a conspiracy to seize the crown for himself.
The prince and kitchen-boy accidentally overhear the conspirators, but are seen and pursued by the men of the One-eyed Man, a feared mercenary who is in the conspiracy to take mortal revenge on the King for leaving him behind on a battlefield where he lost an eye which was eaten by an eagle. Legend says that now he shares his sight with the Eye of the Eagle.
Original title: Ørnens Øje
A Metronome – Victoria Film Production 91 mins.
Produced by Ole Søndberg & Mads Egmont Christensen
Directed by Peter Flinth
Screenplay by Nikolaj Scherfig
Cinematography by Eric Kress
Edited by Morten Giese
Music by Søren Hyldgaard
Cast: Nijas Ørnbak Fjeldmose, Lasse Baunkilde, Lars Knutzon, Lasse Lunderskov, Björn Granath, Bjørn Floberg & Kristian Halken.