Retelling the famous tale of six men on a handmade raft in the unknown Pacific, Kon-Tiki is saturated with the spirit of adventure.

For much of the time at sea there is no score and the astonishing sounds of Kon-Tiki come to the fore; beautifully captured close-ups of the raft are elevated by the sound of damp wood crunching and taut ropes gnawing giving viewers the uninterrupted experience of the foolhardy pioneers.

The wonders of the natural world and the challenges faced by our adventurers are gripping; you make the journey with them and come out inspired.

Oscar-nominated dramatisation of an Oscar-winning documentary, worldwide bestselling book and inspiring real-life adventure; Kon-Tiki lives up to the expectation of this rare pedigree. You will leave this film wanting to build your own raft.  

RATING: 4/5


INFORMATION

CAST: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo ChristiansenGustaf Skarsgård

DIRECTOR: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

WRITER: Petter Skavlan

SYNOPSIS: Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

About The Author

Moonlighting as a reviewer and editor, I'm more at home with recent films than golden oldies and enjoy appreciating the technical achievements as much as the escapism of the movies. Happy to try any film once, if only for fifteen minutes. I also volunteer with MediCinema - a charity which every film fan should look into if they don't already know about.