The story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. The film was simultaneously shot in two versions, one in Norwegian, one in English. The distributor, The Weinstein Company, has decided to release the English version in United States.
This Scandinavian import is a lavishly constructed true-to-life epic that stands among the most thrilling and accessible films of this year's Academy Award nominations.” - Simon Brookfield, We Got This Covered
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