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 Kon-Tiki

Trailer for the 2012 Norwegian Adventure / Biography Kon-Tiki. The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947.

Kon-Tiki was the raft used by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl in his 1947 expedition across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands. It was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name. Kon-Tiki is also the name of Heyerdahl´s book and the Academy Award-winning documentary film chronicling his adventures.

Kon-Tiki is Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Film in 2013. The film´s directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from Sandefjord have become hot commodities in Hollywood, and are now poised for their Stateside breakthrough.

The original Kon-Tiki raft is now on display in the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo.



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