Dir: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Norway, UK 2012
118 mins Cert: CLUB
Starring: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tobias Santelmann,Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Jakob Oftebro, Agnes Kittelsen
Language: Norwegian, English
The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the ocean and settled on Polynesian islands.
Roenning and Sandberg’s masterful account of Heyerdahl’s staggeringly brave journey is unerringly faithful to the original story, as we follow Heyerdahl gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, before setting off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watching. – Cork Film Festival 2014