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Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, History  |  26 April 2013 (USA)
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Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

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Erik Hesselberg (as Odd-Magnus Williamson)
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Bamse
Eilif Hellum Noraker ...
Thor Jr.
Elisabeth Matheson ...
Allison
Kasper Arneberg Johnsen ...
Thor 6 yrs. (as Kasper Ameberg Johnsen)
Edward Kling ...
Erik 7 yrs.
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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. After financing the trips with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101-day-long trip across 8000 kilometers, while the world was waiting for the result of the trip. The film tells about the origin of the idea, the preparations, and the events on the trip. The "Kon-Tiki" was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, and "Kon-Tiki" is an old name for this god. Heyerdahl filmed the expedition, which later became the Academy Award winning documentary in 1951, and he wrote a book about the expedition that was translated into 70 languages and sold more than 50 millions copies around the world. Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times, although most anthropologists now believe they did not... Written by OJT

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Real adventure has no limits.

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Rated PG-13 for a disturbing violent sequence | See all certifications »

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26 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Кон-Тики  »

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Budget:

$16,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,168 (USA) (26 April 2013)

Gross:

$1,511,798 (USA) (2 August 2013)
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The official submission of Norway to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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When Thor translates the Polynesian chief's words from French to English for Liv, he actually translates phrases before the chief has said them. See more »

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Torstein Raaby: Why are feeding the sharks our tomato soup?
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Crazy Credits

Before the closing credits, short clips are shown in which original footage shot by Heyerdahl was reenacted by the "Kon-Tiki" actors: urinating overboard in the open sea, dancing with natives under palms, portraits, and the like. Along with this, brief notes concerning each crew member's path of life after the trip are given. See more »

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only flaw to me is the lack of crisis in the script
14 December 2012 | by (Dhaka, Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

The plot is about the greatest Norwegian explorer, Thor Heyerdahl who changed the course of history about the origin of Polynesians. Thor, along with 5 desperate fellows, set out an 101 day-voyage on a raft across the Pacific ocean to prove his scientific analysis before the world. They avoided all sorts of modern mechanical equipment and crossed almost 8000 kilometers in the vast sea just like primitive people having only the faith of Kon-Tiki, the Inca Sun-God. Acting seems so realistic and engaging to depict this true adventurous history :))) Some camera shots appear aesthetic while score sounds great. However, only flaw to me is the lack of crisis in the script___7/10___

NB: now willing to watch the original Kon-Tiki documentary film, that won Oscar in 1950, directed by Thor Heyerdahl himself during their expedition___:))))


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