The year is 1832 and 22-year-old Charles Darwin is on the journey of a lifetime. As Captain FitzRoy steers the HMS Beagle toward the Galapagos Islands, Darwin starts on his path toward the theory that will change the world: the theory of evolution. In Origin of Species we share in the journey, hearing the thoughts, dreams and discussions of the man who would so radically change our view of ourselves and the world.
«He is at sea, and in fact he's lazy, incompetent and seasick,» said Jo Strømgren at the premiere in 2013. Strømgren has long been fascinated by Darwin's wild digressions, and how he began to guess at a hugely different connection between the world and nature – one completely different from what he was taught to believe.