|Director||Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg|
|Starring||Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Tobias Santelmann|
|85th Academy Awards|
Kon-Tiki is a 2012 Norwegian historical drama film about the 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition. It is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. The role of Thor Heyerdahl is played by Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen. It is the highest-grossing film of 2012 in Norway and the country's most expensive film.
The film is the dramatised story of Thor Heyerdahl and his Kon-Tiki expedition of 1947. An experimental ethnographer and adventurer, Heyerdahl sets out to prove his theory that people from South America could have settled in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. To do this he built a balsa raft using original techniques, and sailed across the Pacific from Peru to Polynesia with his five-person crew—a distance of 4,300 nautical miles.