The historic story of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947 on a hand-made raft, has been made into a fascinating action-adventure film. Kon-Tiki was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award and will arrive in Dutch theaters on April 4.
Aside from an English version, directors Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg (‘Max Manus’ amongst others) have filmed a Norwegian spoken version of the movie. The Norwegian version premiered in Norway in August 2012, attracting a record number of almost one million visitors. Converted to Dutch terms, this would cover about three million visitors! Thor Heyerdahl filmed a documentary about his journey himself in 1947, and won an Oscar with the film. In addition, Heyerdahl wrote a book about his voyage, which has sold over 50 million copies translated into 70 different languages, all over the world.
AT Productions is involved in the marketing of the movie, collaborating with Imagine Filmdistributie Nederland. The official website for Kon-Tiki the movie can be found at: www.kontikidefilm.nl.
Watch the trailer for Kon-Tiki below: