Kon-Tiki Poster

Release Date: April 26th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 27th, 2013

PG-13|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl (Pål Sverre Hagen) suspects that the South Sea Islands were originally colonized by South Americans. In 1947 despite his fear of water and inability to swim, Heyerdahl decides to prove his theory. He and five companions set sail from Peru on a balsa-wood raft built from an ancient design. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they must navigate using the stars and ocean currents. After three exhausting months at sea, they achieve their goal.

Cast: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd Magnus Williamson, Tobias Santelmann, Jakob Oftebro, Agnes Kittelsen, Peter Wight

Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Genres: Adventure, Drama

Production Co: Recorded Picture Company (RPC), Film i Väst, DCM Productions, Nordisk Film

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Pursuit, 1940s

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  • There's no denying its status as a rousing and thoroughly enjoyable Old Hollywood-style adventure. show more

  • Kon-Tiki reminds us how important it is to expand our horizons by making discoveries, exploring new worlds and pushing ourselves to the absolute limits of human endurance. show more

  • Delivering visual drama and understated character study, sometimes in disappointingly formulaic fashion, the feature has its incisive moments but falls short as both epic and intimate portrait. show more

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Nominated Foreign Language Film