The Mercy

The Mercy

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The extraordinary true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth), and his attempt to win the first Golden Globe round the world yacht race in 1968.

Firth is haunting as the mild-mannered English businessman who took on some of the world's greatest professional sailors, in a non-stop attempt to circumnavigate the world. The dangerous solo voyage brought extreme physycal and psychological challenges to Crowhurst - with devastating results.

Rachel Weisz stars as his anxious wife praying for his safe return, and David Thewlis is the Fleet Street reporter who fuels Crowhurst’s fantasy of sailing in the race. Director James Marsh (Theory of Everything) brings us this extraordinary tale of a man going to sea, and the family he leaves behind.