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1 Nomination
Year 2012
Director Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Writer Petter Skavlan,
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.


Kon-Tiki Official Trailer 2 (2012) - Joachim Rønning Movie HD02:29

Kon-Tiki Official Trailer 2 (2012) - Joachim Rønning Movie HD




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