The Mercy

Director: James Marsh
Starring: Colin Firth, David Thewlis, Rachel Weisz
Duration: 102 min


From the director of The Theory Of Everything, James Marsh, comes an infamous true story of one man’s epic attempt to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe by sea. Starring Oscar winner Colin Firth as amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst, the film revisits one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times: Crowhurst’s disappearance in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. As his wife Clare (Weisz) and children anxiously await his return to dry land, the journey takes a nightmarish turn and the intrepid voyager is left fearing for his life amidst treacherous waters. What perils do the seas hold for those travelling alone? Crowhurst’s battle against the cruellest of elements is enthralling from start to finish. A measured and moving account of a desperate odyssey.



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