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Norway, 2012, 118 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: United Kingdom
Topics: Action/Adventure, Epic, History
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Norwegian English Sub-Titles

More than half a century ago, young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl became one of history’s most famous men with the Kon-Tiki voyage, an astonishing journey of 4300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on a balsawood raft. His filmed record of the journey won the Academy Award in 1950. But it didn’t tell the whole story…

A handsome and charismatic figure, Heyerdahl developed a theory that Polynesia had been settled by peoples travelling east from South America, not west from Asia as previously thought. No one in the scientific community took him seriously. After an American professor joked he should try sailing from Peru to Polynesia on a balsawood raft, Heyerdahl realized that is what he must do.

Christening his raft Kon-Tiki after a sun god, Heyerdahl set sail with five daring crew. Only one knew how to sail. Even though he was afraid of water and couldn’t swim, Heyerdahl was willing to sacrifice everything and everyone to prove himself right. This gripping true-life adventure tale from the directing team behind PSIFF favorite Max Manus is Norway’s most lavish feature film to date.

2012 Golden Globe nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning expected to attend both screenings

DIRECTOR: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
Producer: Aage Aaberge, Jeremy Thomas
Editor: Perry Eriksen, Martin Stoltz
Screenwriter: Petter Skavlan
Cinematographer: Geir Hartly Andreassen
Music: Johan Soderqvist
Principal Cast: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgard, Odd Magnus Williamson, Tobias Santelmann, Jakob Oftebro
Filmography: Espen Sandberg & Joachim Ronning:
Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Bandidas (2006)
Print Source: The Weinstein Company - http://www.weinsteinco.com

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