On the 28th April 1947, Norwegian anthropologist and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl set off with five inexperienced crew members on an expedition to cross the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft called a Kon-Tiki. He wanted to prove that people from South America settled in Polynesia instead of people from Asia, as was believed at the time. The crew did not take any modern technology with them, except for a simple radio. With the world media watching, they braved thunderstorms, sharks and the dangers of the wide open sea in order to reach the Polynesian shore.

Kon-Tiki was nominated for the Best Foreign Language film Oscar and has won numerous awards from around the world. Kon-Tiki is one of the most exhilarating films you will see all year.

To book tickets visit the Eden Court website, or call the Box Office on 01463 234 234.

  • Rating:15+ IFF
  • Country:UK / Norway / Denmark / Germany / Sweden
  • Year:2012
  • Duration:118 minutes
  • Language:Norwegian, English, French and Swedish with subtitles
  • Directors:Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
  • Starring:Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård
  • Website:kontikidefilm.com
  • With thanks to Soda Pictures