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The Mercy (aka Deep Water)

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Synopsis

Based on the incredible true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst, and his attempt to win the first single-handed round-the-world yacht race in 1968.
Crowhurst entered the Sunday Times Golden Globe race, partly as an opportunity to publicise a new navigation device he had been working on. He fitted another of his inventions, a stability system, to his untested trimaran and set off to on his solo mission to circumnavigate the globe.
Leaving his family behind, his inexperience and loneliness found him confronted with dramatic struggles and acute isolation alone on the high seas.
A haunting tale of a man going to sea and the family he leaves behind.

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Director
James Marsh
Producer
Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Scott Z. Burns, Nicolas Mauvernay, Jacques Perrin
Executive Producer
Christine Langan
Editor
Jinx Godfrey
Screenwriter
Scott Z. Burns
Director of Photography
Eric Gautier
Production Designer
Jon Henson
Principal Cast
Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Jonathan Bailey, Adrian Schiller, Eleanor Stagg

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Production Company

Blueprint Pictures
Second Floor
43-45 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 1RS
+44 (0)20 7580 6915
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BBC Films
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London
W1A 1AA
+44 (0)203 614 4445
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StudioCanal
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London
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Company

StudioCanal
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France
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