Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  118 min.
Release Date: May 3, 2013 - Toronto - May 3, 2013 - Toronto
May 10 - Vancouver, Montreal
May 17 - Ottawa

DVD: August 27, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 4.50
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Cast: Pål Sverre Hagen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd Magnus Williamson, Tobias Santelmann, Jakob Oftebro, Agnes Kittelsen

Inspiration: Thor Heyerdahl


In 1947, explorer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl gathered an inexperienced crew to embark on a voyage across the Pacific on a wooden raft. His goal was to try and prove his theory that Polynesia was populated by South American settlers and not people from Asia, as the scientific community had presumed. Despite Heyerdahl's unrelenting determination, the journey didn't come without its fair share of struggles, such as no funding and the fact that he himself couldn't even swim.

Covering an astonishing 4,300 miles and crossing of the Pacific Ocean, Heryerdahl redefined the notion of fearless exploration.

Director: Espen Sandberg, Joachim Roenning
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Jeremy Thomas, Aage Aaberge
Screenplay: Petter Skavlan
Official Site: kontikifilm.com

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  • 5 stars "I truly enjoyed this film. Well done!"
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  • 5 stars "As a rabid fan of the book I was very nervous to see this, but it translates beautifully to the screen."