Kon-Tiki is a 2012 historical dramatization film routed by Joachim Rønning and also Espen Sandberg concerning the 1947 Kon-Tiki exploration. The movie was mostly fired on the island of Malta. The part of Thor Heyerdahl is played by Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen. The film is an international co-production between Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, as well as the UK.
It was the highest-grossing movie of 2012 in Norway and also the country's most expensive production to this day.  The film was nominated for the Academy Give for Ideal International Language Film at the 85th Academy Honors.  It is Norway's fifth Academy Give election.  The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe Give for Best International Language Movie at the 70th Golden World Honors.  It is the very first time a Norwegian movie has actually been nominated for both an Oscar and also a Golden Globe.
The film is the dramatized tale of Thor Heyerdahl as well as his Kon-Tiki expedition of 1947.
While the prevailing concepts of the moment held that Polynesia had been worked out by individuals shifting from the west, Heyerdahl, a speculative ethnographer and also wanderer, lays out to show his concept that people from South America worked out the islands in pre-Columbian times.
Noting resemblances in between sculptures discovered in South The U.S.A. and also the Polynesian moai, Heyerdahl's theory about the origin of the Polynesian individuals is reinforced by Polynesian folklore that tells of an old people called the Hanau epe that are claimed to have once occupied Easter Island. While most specialists hold that such a voyage across the large sea is unlikely to have ever succeeded, in order to show that there were no technological constraints that would certainly have hindered the old peoples from making the trip, Heyerdahl puts his concept to the examination and also creates a balsawood raft making use of the very same strategies that would certainly have been utilized 1500 years earlier by the aboriginal peoples of the area. Though he himself can not swim or sail, he sets out on the treacherous 4,300 maritime mile-journey across the Pacific from Peru to Polynesia aboard the small boating, in addition to his team of 5 guys (and a macaw identifieded as Lorita).
Throughout the 3 months aboard the primitive vessel identifieded as after Inca god of Sun as well as tornado, Kon-Tiki, the crew's clinical reenactment of the famous trip from the coastline of Peru to the Polynesian islands is met with troubles in the form of storms, sharks, and other dangers of the open sea.
Possibly one of the most glaring mistake in the movie is the apparent absence of indigenous Polynesians. The scenes depicting Heyerdahl's encounters on Fatu Hiva were shot in Thailand with Thai additions that do not appear like indigenous Polynesians, and also who are revealed holding substance spears not typical of the Marquesas Islands,  and also weaving rattan baskets, with neither the strategy or the plant product being belonging to French Polynesia. 
While much of the tale is historically exact, film writer Petter Skavlan and director Joachim Rønning both felt the have to make the tale much more exciting for their two-hour attribute movie.  
A few of the changes from Heyerdahl's book are minor: the ship's parrot is eaten by a shark in the film; its real-life equivalent was simply cleaned too far by a big wave.  The film presents to the staff only getting access to valuable US military equipment once they have shown up in Peru as well as are constructing the plethora; whereas Heyerdahl organized for the equipment at a browse through to the Pentagon before traveling to Peru. 
The movie has the team fretting about getting drawn right into "the Galapagos maelstrom," with a book revealed that allegedly highlights the maelstrom. The picture is in fact musician Harry Clarke's 1919 image for Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "An Origin Into the Maelström," a fictional account of a whirlpool in Norwegian waters. The description of its roar, which could be learnt through 9 miles away, is taken directly from Poe's tale. Although Heyerdahl did refer to "treacherous swirls" near the Galapagos, his chief fear there was that "solid sea currents" can sweep the range back to Central America. 
The majority of debatable has actually been the picture of the range's second-in-command, Herman Watzinger.  Coworkers and family members say Watzinger in the movie differs from the real-life Watzinger, physically or in his activities. Star Baasmo Christiansen acknowledged the physical differences with a smile. "Watzinger was tall, dark, and also Norwegian Young people Champion in the 100 meter. He was every little thing I'm not."
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