In a dangerous sea-faring adventure, six men are tested to the limits of their endurance in the daring true story of the Kon-Tiki voyage. Thor Heyerdahl — a restless spirit. His radical idea kick-starts an impossible mission. Along with five loyal buddies, Thor follows an ancient path 4,300 miles across the Pacific on the fragile Kon-Tiki raft. Attacked by tidal waves, sharks and all the dangers the Ocean can muster, it’s six men battling with nature as Kon-Tiki strives to reach land. Having sacrificed everything for his mission, even his marriage, Thor must succeed. —Norwegian Film Institute
Growing up in the 1980s in Sandefjord, a small town south of Oslo, Norway, Joachim Roenning and his childhood friend Espen Sandberg spent their free time making short films with Joachim’s dad’s 30 pounds home video camera – one of few burdens for being the first of the video generation.
In 1992 they both attended Stockholm Film School in Sweden, and graduated in 1994. Later that year they served their mandatory time in the military making “propaganda” films for the Royal Norwegian Army.
In 1995 they founded their own company. They called it Roenberg – their last names put together.
Early in 1996 they began directing commercials and music videos professionally in Oslo. Their extensive and award winning work in commercials in Scandinavia led to major international commissions such as ads for Airbus, Nintendo, Coca Cola, GE and Nokia.
Roenning and Sandberg (alias Roenberg) established themselves in the American market with their spots for Capital One, Labatt… read more
Espen Sandberg (born 16 June 1971 in Sandefjord ) is a Norwegian film director and advertising producer who along with his partner, Joachim Rønning , in 2006 he created the French-produced western comedy, Bandidas in Mexico .
In Norway Rønning and Sandberg perhaps best known for directing the blockbuster movie “Max Manus” from 2008 with Aksel Hennie in the leading role. The duo has also directed Solo commercials Skihoppern and Super Bowl commercials for Budweiser from 2000 . Director duo are childhood friends and went together on film school in Stockholm from 1992 to 1994 . In 1993 they established the company Roenberg .
Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning is concerned with a new big movie about Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki expedition is expected to arrive in theaters in spring 2012. The development of this new film will be shown in an exhibition at the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo
This is a very good movie about the epic journey of Thor Heyerdahl. For a Norwegian film, it has a very oddly Hollywood feel to it. I'm sure that would distract a lot of people, but I liked that about it. All the actors were very well-suited to this challenge and I really enjoyed their performances. It does have a few cliches, but not enough to ruin the film. Overall, very good movie and worth an hour and a half.