Kon-Tiki (2013)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 58mins.
Genres Adventure, Foreign, Historical, Biopic
Keywords 1940s, 20th century, anthropologist, boat, experiment, historical, nature, sea
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Pål Hagen Actor Thor Heyerdahl 1 1000001
Gustaf Skarsgård Actor n/a 1 1000002
Odd Williamson Actor n/a 1 1000003
Tobias Santelmann Actor n/a 1 1000004
Anders Baasmo Christensen Actor n/a 1 1000005
Jakob Oftebro Actor n/a 1 1000006
Agnes Kittelsen Actor n/a 1 1000007
Espen Sandberg Director n/a 2 2000001
Joachim Rønning Director n/a 2 2000002
Jeremy Thomas Producer n/a 3 3000001
Aage Aaberge Producer n/a 3 3000002
Lone Korslund Executive Producer Producer 174 3000003
Henrik Zein Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Lena Haugaard Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Petter Skavlan Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Frank Boyce Writer (previous draft) 120782 4000002
Melissa Mathison Writer (previous draft) 120782 4000003
Thor Heyerdahl Writer (previous draft) 120782 4000004
Geir Andreassen Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Per-Erik Eriksen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Martin Stoltz Editor n/a 172 7000002
On the 28th of April 1947, Norwegian anthropologist and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl left his wife and children behind to cross the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft called "Kon-Tiki" with five inexperienced crew members. The voyage took them from Peru to Polynesia to prove that the Polynesian islands were populated, in part, by people from South American instead of from Asia, as was believed at the time. The crew did not pack any modern technology except for a simple radio, and were accompanied only by each other and a parrot. With the world media watching, the Kon-Tiki crossed the Pacific Ocean using the stars, being driven by the currents and wind, and braving thunder storms, sharks and all the dangers of the open sea.