The Mercy (aka Deep Water)
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.
- Type of film
- James Marsh
- Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Scott Z. Burns, Nicolas Mauvernay, Jacques Perrin
- Executive Producer
- Christine Langan
- Jinx Godfrey
- 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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Last updated 16th February 2017