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Kon-Tiki -- The story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Kon-Tiki -- The legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, to prove that this could have been done in pre-Columbian times for South Americans to settle in Polynesia.

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Writers:
Petter Skavlan (written by) and
Allan Scott (script consultant)
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Release Date:
26 April 2013 (USA) See more »
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Real adventure has no limits.
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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 prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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All hats off to hard-boiled Nordics on a raft See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pål Sverre Hagen ... Thor Heyerdahl

Anders Baasmo Christiansen ... Herman Watzinger

Tobias Santelmann ... Knut Haugland

Gustaf Skarsgård ... Bengt Danielsson

Odd Magnus Williamson ... Erik Hesselberg (as Odd-Magnus Williamson)

Jakob Oftebro ... Torstein Raaby

Agnes Kittelsen ... Liv Heyerdahl

Peter Wight ... Spinden
Amund Hellum Noraker ... Bamse
Eilif Hellum Noraker ... Thor Jr.
Elisabeth Matheson ... Allison
Kasper Arneberg Johnsen ... Thor 6 yrs. (as Kasper Ameberg Johnsen)
Edward Kling ... Erik 7 yrs.

Jo Adrian Haavind ... Journalist
Jonas Heier Straumsheim ... Photographer

Søren Pilmark ... Freuchen
Trevor Martin ... Committee Member
Johnny Myers ... Committee Member
Robert Rowe ... Committee Member

Perdita Avery ... Secretary
Ian Bonar ... Sailor

Sam Chapman ... Sailor

Eleanor Burke ... Female Travel Agent
Mikhail Basmadjian ... Senor Real
Katinka Egres ... Beautiful Senorita
Richard Trinder ... Lieutenant Lewis
Tarang ... The Chief

Manuel Cauchi ... Bustamente
La-Oug ... Tei

Todd Boyce ... Maitre d'
Ea Johanna Sandberg ... Child
Jo Hannah Emblem Rønning ... Child
Jonatan Meyer ... Child
Jakob Sander Ronne ... Child
Halvor Aasen ... Child
Thor Andreas Heyerdahl ... Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Arnold ... Harry (uncredited)

Jörgen Berthage ... Waiter (uncredited)
Stefan Cronwall ... Svensk äventyrare (uncredited)

Ian Knauer ... Johnson (uncredited)
Ole Sletner ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Joachim Rønning 
Espen Sandberg 
 
Writing credits
Petter Skavlan (written by)

Allan Scott (script consultant)

Produced by
Aage Aaberge .... producer
Christoph Daniel .... executive producer
Alainée Kent .... associate producer
Lone Korslund .... executive producer
Stephan Mallmann .... associate producer
Richard Mansell .... associate producer
Marc Schmidheiny .... executive producer
Petter Skavlan .... executive producer
Johan Christopher Stenersen .... executive producer
Kaare Storemyr .... line producer
Dario Suter .... executive producer
Jeremy Thomas .... producer
Peter Watson .... executive producer
Henrik Zein .... executive producer
Harald Zwart .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Johan Söderqvist 
 
Cinematography by
Geir Hartly Andreassen 
 
Film Editing by
Per-Erik Eriksen 
Martin Stoltz 
 
Casting by
Jannecke Bervel 
Andrea Eckerbom 
Des Hamilton (UK casting)
Edward Said 
 
Production Design by
Karl Júlíusson 
 
Art Direction by
Kes Bonnet 
Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat 
 
Set Decoration by
Louise Drake af Hagelsrum (2012)
 
Costume Design by
Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen 
Louize Nissen 
 
Makeup Department
Daniela Avramova .... crowd makeup artist: Bulgaria
Lara Bella Vella Baldacchino .... makeup artist
Trine Cordes Berg .... makeup artist
Lars Carlsson .... special makeup consultant
Marcelle Genovese .... hair stylist & makeup artist
Asta Hafthorsdottir .... key makeup artist
Asta Hafthorsdottir .... makeup department head
Asta Hafthorsdottir .... makeup designer
Sofi Hvarleva .... crowd makeup artist: Bulgaria
Jeanette Redmond .... hair stylist
Vasit Suchitta .... special makeup effects artist
Caitlin Tanner .... special makeup effects artist
Merete Torkildsen .... hair stylist and assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Roy Anderson .... production supervisor
Pierre Ellul .... production manager
Tom Joelsen .... post-production supervisor
Fridrik H. Mar .... production manager
Elena Melamed .... unit production manager: Bulgaria
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Monika Hristova .... third assistant director
Kristian Mejdell Nissen .... first assistant director
Levi Gawrock Trøite .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Somm Suthinee Chantakarn .... art department coordinator: Thailand
Lino Chetcuti .... scenic painter
Nikolai Dikov .... set dresser
Maria Doicheva .... set dressing/props painter
Karin Gry .... standby props
Vincent Gry .... assistant props
Rickard Grönvall .... painter
Lars Hult .... carpenter
Klas Jansson .... construction coordinator
Sebastian Jansson .... carpenter
Sofie Kinngard .... painter
Peter Krumov .... set dresser
Brahma Lilja .... carpenter
Martin Liljegren .... painter
Olivier Marcouiller .... scenic artist
Vladimir Petkov .... carpenter
Ivan Ranghelov .... assistant art director
Rosen Stefanov .... leadman: set dressing
Rosen Stefanov .... set dresser
Kristian Stoyanov .... set dresser
Todor Tunov .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Marius Berntzen .... sound editor
Johannes Dekko .... sound assistant
Bent Erik Holm .... sound effects editor
Stig Holte .... sound effects editor
Baard H. Ingebretsen .... sound
Baard H. Ingebretsen .... supervising sound editor
Frode Kløvtveit .... sound mixer
Daniel Lindvik .... sound effects editor
Tomas Naug .... boom operator
Tormod Ringnes .... sound designer
Tormod Ringnes .... sound re-recording mixer
Tormod Ringnes .... sound
Tormod Ringnes .... supervising sound editor
Espen Rønning .... dialogue editor
Oskar Skriver .... foley recordist
Erik S. Watland .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Jovko Dogandjiski .... snow effects: Bulgaria
Nikolay Fartunkov .... snow effects: Bulgaria
Karin Gry .... pyrotechnician
Pål Morten Hverven .... special effects supervisor: winter locations
Ivo Jivkov .... special effects supervisor: Bulgaria
Peter Nikolov .... snow effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Jonas Andersson .... senior effects technical director: ILP
Fredrik Arntzen .... visual effects line producer
Olve Askim .... matte paint artist: Gimpville AS
Hanna Bengtsson .... visual effects line producer: Fido
Hege Anita Berg .... visual effects supervisor
Julien Biard .... assistant colourist
Alexander Bjune .... visual effects artist: Gimpville AS
Simon Björk .... compositor
Måns Björklund .... visual effects producer: ILP
Christer Bjørklund .... visual effects artist: Gimpville AS
Martin Borell .... digital compositor: Fido Film
Kai Kiønig Bortne .... digital compositor
Markus Bruland .... fx technical director
Markus Bruland .... water development
Ragnar Brynjúlfsson .... animation technical director
Fredrik Brännbacka .... lighting td
Petter Burhol .... visual effects artist: Gimpville AS
Ellora Chowdhury .... digital intermediate producer
Javier Cid .... compositor
Andreas Cronström .... compositor
Heidi Dahle .... compositor: Gimpville AS
Alexander Damm .... animator: ILP
Till Dechent .... compositor
Adrian Dexter .... assistant digital compositor: ILP
Ole Geir Eidsheim .... houdini artist: Gimpville AS
Martin Eneroth-Johansson .... animator: ILP
Caroline Eriksson .... compositor
Joakim Eriksson .... tracking artist
Max Erlandsson .... fx technical director: Fido
Mikael Ewald .... digital compositor
Sigurd Fernström .... vfx td: ILP
Jonas Forsman .... animator: ILP
Camilla Fossen .... visual effects producer
Christoph Gaudl .... matchmove
Lars Erik Hansen .... visual effects supervisor: Gimpville
Jonathan Harris .... digital compositor: ILP
Peter Hartwig .... lighting td
Kjetil Haugen .... smoke artist
Daniel Flehner Heen .... pipeline development
Kristin Hellebust .... executive visual effects producer
Robert Hennings .... compositor
Eric Hermelin .... r&d technical director: ILP
Michael Holm .... digital compositor: NF ShortCut
Even Holte .... lead compositor
Dylan Richard Hopkin .... visual effects artist
Marius Andre Jacobsen .... digital compositor
Morten Jacobsen .... lead compositor
Niklas Jacobson .... visual effects supervisor: ILP
Madelene Josefsson .... production assistant: visual effects
Arne Kaupang .... animation supervisor
Arne Kaupang .... visual effects supervisor
Hans Jørgen Kjærnet .... lighting lead
Hans Jørgen Kjærnet .... water development
Jan Angelo Klepsland .... vfx editor
Christian Korhonen .... houdini artist: Gimpville AS
Christian Korhonen .... on-set visual effects supervisor: Gimpville AS
Kjetil Kulander .... matchmoving artist: Gimpville AS
Kjetil Kulander .... previz artist: Gimpville AS
Jeton Lakna .... compositor
Jeton Lakna .... intern
Johan Leuf .... compositor
Bjorn Liljequist .... lighting technical director
Stian Lilleaas .... visual effects: accountant
Mattias Lindahl .... visual effects supervisor: Fido
Staffan Linder .... animation supervisor: Fido
Staffan Linder .... cg supervisor: Fido
Nikolai Lockertsen .... matte painter
Philip Lorentzson .... compositor
Philip Lorentzson .... digital compositor
Amund Lundvall .... lighting td
Amund Lundvall .... matchmove
Andreas Lønø .... previz artist: Gimpville AS
Andreas Lønø .... visual effects artist: Gimpville AS
Alf Martin Løvvold .... previz artist: Gimpville AS
Martin Madsen .... visual effects supervisor: NF ShortCut
Damien Mahoney .... lighting technical director
Björn Malmgren .... vfx td: ILP
Jason Martin .... matchmoving artist: ILP
Severin Mathiesen .... compositor: Gimpville AS
Severin Mathiesen .... digital compositor
Severin Mathiesen .... houdini artist: Gimpville AS
Severin Mathiesen .... matchmove artist
Severin Mathiesen .... paint and rotoscope artist
Severin Mathiesen .... visual effects artist
Thea Matland .... animator
Morten Moen .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Håvard Munkejord .... fx technical director
Håvard Munkejord .... lighting td
Saleh Najib .... vfx td: ILP
Daniel Norlund .... digital compositor: Fido Film
Niklas Nyqvist .... digital compositor: ILP
Tomas Näslund .... digital compositor: Fido Film
Magnus Pettersson .... lead effects technical director
Magnus Pettersson .... water development
Grant Regan .... matte paint artist: Gimpville AS
Peter Reilly .... r&d technical director: ILP
Daniel Rådén .... lead lighting TD: ILP
Vida Sabet .... visual effects: accountant
Anne Sandberg .... visual effects producer
Torgeir Sanders .... on-set visual effects supervisor: Gimpville AS
Torgeir Sanders .... studio manager: Gimpville AS
Dann Damgaard Sandgreen .... digital compositor: NF ShortCut
Stig Saxegaard .... matte painter
Bobo Skipper .... vfx td: ILP
Jan Ivar Solås .... digital compositor
Jean-Clement Soret .... digital colourist
Zoran Stojanoski .... fx technical director
Niklas Ström .... senior td: ILP
Lasse Strøm .... digital compositor: NF ShortCut
Jan Svalland .... compositor: Gimpville AS
Jan Svalland .... houdini artist: Gimpville AS
Jan Svalland .... visual effects artist: Gimpville AS
Pål Svennevig .... technical manager
Jens Tenland .... digital compositor: ILP
Otto Thorbjørnsen .... digital compositor
Otto Thorbjørnsen .... on-set visual effects supervisor
David Wahlberg .... lead digital compositor: ILP
Patrik Wedinger .... matchmoving artist: ILP
Yafei Wu .... r&d technical director: ILP
Igor Zanic .... effects technical director
 
Stunts
Lubomir Misak .... stunt coordinator
Kimmo Rajala .... action coordinator: Malta
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sarah Adolfsson .... electrician
Ivan Aleksandrov .... key grip: Bulgaria
Yavor Aleksandrov .... grip
Eric Börjeson .... underwater director of photography
Mark Cassar .... photographer: additional photography
Peter Degerfeldt .... aerial director of photography
Mark Dingli .... second assistant camera
Ryan Gatt .... video operator
Justin Goodrich .... electrician
Christen Kenneth Gran .... best boy
John Heald .... key grip: Malta
Daniel Kask .... first assistant: b-camera
Andreas Krohn .... first assistant camera: b-camera
Grigor Kumitski .... first assistant camera
Gabor Laczkó .... key grip: Norway & Sweden
Mikaël Meisen-Dietmann .... additional focus puller: "b" camera, Sweden
Vihar Nikolov .... grip
John Preca Trapani .... camera crane operator
Paul Preca Trapani .... camera operator: remote head camera
Carl Christian Raabe .... still photographer
John Frimann Rasmussen .... first assistant camera
Pål Ulvik Rokseth .... second assistant camera
Stig Tvenge .... lighting technician
Knut Westad .... grip: Norway & Sweden
 
Animation Department
Cameron Scott .... animator
 
Casting Department
Brenda Camilleri .... extras casting assistant
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irina Kotcheva .... costume supervisor
Kerstin Petersson .... costumer: Sweden
Velemira Petkova .... costume supervisor
Georgi Petrov Yakimov .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Esben Frese .... digital intermediate technician: Codex
Terje Kjetil Gillebo .... dcp technician
Dylan Richard Hopkin .... on-line editor
Patrick Larsgaard .... assistant editor
Allan Legarth Nielsen .... digital intermediate technician: Codex
Pål Svennevig .... technical manager
 
Music Department
Patrik Andrén .... composer: additional music
Uno Helmersson .... composer assistant
Toby Hulbert .... assistant scoring engineer
Sam Okell .... scoring engineer
Barnaby Robson .... soloist: clarinet
 
Transportation Department
Trayan Anachkov .... driver
Bojidar Kostov .... production driver
 
Other crew
Rebecca Anastasi .... production coordinator
Sarah Michelle Attard .... production assistant
Sarah Michelle Attard .... set production assistant
Sarah Michelle Attard .... talent assistant
Tom Balogh .... data operator: MPC
Christine Borg Bakkerud .... production coordinator
Joseph Formosa Randon .... location manager
Chiara Gelardin .... for HanWay Films
Constantine Gregory .... dialogue coach
Udo Happel .... completion bond
Aslaug Konradsdottir .... script supervisor
Rosen Marinkov .... production assistant
Carl Christian Raabe .... still photgrapher
Nicholas Sando .... location manager
Allan Scott .... script consultant
Dessy Sims .... production staff
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for a disturbing violent sequence
Runtime:
118 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Large parts of the film were filmed in two versions at the same time, one in Norwegian, the other in English, in order to secure international funding.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: One of the characters uses the counting method introduced in 1951 (1st July) when reporting Kon-Tiki's position. He uses the word 'femtifem' (English: fifty-five). In 1947, when this film is set, he would have used 'fem-og-femti' (English: five-and-fifty). As this old-fashioned counting method is used by many (younger) people today, the new counting format is still debated in Norway and the film-makers may be expected to be aware of this.See more »
Quotes:
Torstein Raaby:Why are feeding the sharks our tomato soup?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Excelsior (2013/II)See more »

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55 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
All hats off to hard-boiled Nordics on a raft, 11 September 2012
Author: Lars Hermans from Norway

This movie is seriously good.

I'm not saying this just because I'm Norwegian and extremely proud that my country managed to produce this amazing adventure. Kon-Tiki is definitely one of the most original, well- written and fun films I've seen this year.

It's the 1940s. Without spoiling the story (which is real by the way), we are invited to follow Thor Heyerdahl as he gathers a crew of overly confident Scandinavians attempting to cross the Pacific on a balsa wood raft. All in the name of science and a boyish thirst for adventure! This attitude is understandable; after enduring the misery of WW2, little seemed more tempting than escaping to faraway exotic lands. Bravery or stupidity? In either case, viewers can look forward to one hell of a boat ride.

What I adore about Kon-Tiki is the presentation of the raft's surroundings. The Pacific Ocean is just as magnificent and beautiful as it is dangerous and merciless, and this dynamic is perfectly balanced. Peaceful waters and clear skies suddenly give way for dangerous sea- creatures and storms mighty enough to tear the old-fashioned raft apart. Kon-Tiki is simply grand. At times my adrenaline rose, my heart started pumping, and I started lusting for adventure myself - just by watching.

Another strong point is the cast. The actors do a brilliant job at depicting the slightly eccentric yet adventurous Scandinavians far away from their Nordic comfort zone. Thor Heyerdahl is particularly well portrayed with his dreamer-like attitude and awkward English skills. Although I would prefer more emphasis on character development, Kon-Tiki make them just interesting enough for viewers to care for them.

Kon-Tiki is such a delight to watch, because it's original, different and not your typical Hollywood adventure flick. No, the plot is not complex. It has no twists or turns, and Kon-Tiki certainly doesn't contain the amount of drama you'd expect. And this is what makes it good - the film is all about the sheer excitement of the adventure. Of course it isn't perfect, but for a Norwegian film, I'd say it holds its ground rather strongly.

I honestly haven't had this much fun with a film for a long while. If you're lucky, Kon-Tiki might show up on a festival or international cinema near you. In that case, do watch it.

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