The Mercy (12a)

Director James Marsh. Biography/Drama


The incredible story of Donald Crowhurst , an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron. The story of Crowhurst's dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

Starring Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Colin Firth


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Colin Firth gives a compelling portrayal of the true life harrowing story of Donald Crowhurst, who rather foolishly decided to sail around the world non stop in 1968.