In 1947, the world is gripped with excitement as the young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl embarks on an astonishing expedition – a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on the KonTiki raft. From his days living in the Marquesas with his wife Liv, Thor suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by ancient South Americans from thousands of miles to the east. Despite his inability to swim and fear of water, Thor decides to prove his theory by sailing the legendary voyage himself.
After replicating the design of an ancient raft in balsa wood, Thor and five fellow adventurers set sail from Peru. Their only modern equipment is a radio and they take a parrot along for company. A natural leader, Thor uses the stars and the ocean’s current to navigate the raft. During three dangerous months on the open sea, the crew encounters raging storms, sharks and all the dangers the ocean can muster. Thor and his crew are tested physically and mentally on this epic journey of courage, faith and friendship.
Actors: Pal Sverre Valheim Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgard, Tobias Santelmann
Format: DVD Region 4