Kon-Tiki | 2012

Directed by: Joachim Rønning , Espen Sandberg

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Main Plot

Kon-Tiki follows the real-life expedition of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl as he sets out to prove his theory that Polynesia was settled by South Americans. Heyerdahl and his crew build a primitive raft using only materials available in pre-Columbian times and set sail across the Pacific Ocean. As they face numerous challenges and dangers along the way, the crew must rely on their resourcefulness and determination to survive the treacherous journey. Through their experiences, they not only test Heyerdahl's theory but also discover the power of human perseverance and the unbreakable bond of friendship.

Characters

  • Pål Sverre Hagen plays Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer who leads a daring expedition across the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft to prove a theory.
  • Anders Baasmo portrays Herman Watzinger, a crew member on the Kon-Tiki raft expedition. He is responsible for documenting the journey and assisting with navigation during the voyage.
  • Gustaf Skarsgård plays Bengt Danielsson, a Swedish ethnographer and crew member on the Kon-Tiki raft expedition. He is responsible for documenting the journey and assisting with navigation.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Kon-Tiki, the crew successfully reaches the Polynesian islands on their raft after a long and perilous journey across the Pacific Ocean. They are greeted by the locals and celebrated for their remarkable achievement. The crew members reflect on their experiences and the bonds they formed during the expedition. Thor Heyerdahl, the leader of the expedition, is vindicated in his theory that ancient South Americans could have settled in Polynesia. The film concludes with a sense of triumph and accomplishment as the crew members return home, forever changed by their epic adventure.

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Joachim Rønning Espen Sandberg Action Adventure Biography Pål Sverre Hagen Anders Baasmo Gustaf Skarsgård