REAL ADVENTURE KNOWS NO LIMITS.
In 1947, Norwegian ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl (Pål Sverre Hagen) tries to prove his theory that pre-history seafarers could go from South America to Polynesia on a balsa-wood raft by recreating such a journey. The directing duo take on another Norwegian hero after Max Manus (2008); once again, the results are respectable albeit far from overwhelming. A major hit in Norway, the film follows the men on Kon-Tiki through storms, boredom, shark encounters and moments of doubt. The script rarely dives deeper, but it’s still a compelling, sun-kissed adventure with good visual effects.
2012-Norway-Britain-Denmark-Germany. 118 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg. Screenplay: Petter Skavlan. Cinematography: Geir Hartly Andreassen. Music: Johan Söderqvist. Cast: Pål Sverre Hagen (Thor Heyerdahl), Anders Baasmo Christiansen (Herman Watzinger), Gustaf Skarsgård (Bengt Danielsson), Odd Magnus Williamson, Tobias Santelmann, Jakob Oftebro.