The Mercy (12A)
UK/2017/102mins/12A. Dir: James Marsh With: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis
Its 1968 and businessman and amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst enters the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, the first non-stop, single-handed, round-the-world yacht race. Hoping to publicise a new navigation device he's created, he also needs the cash prize to salve his ailing business. So, leaving his wife Clare and children behind, he takes to his untested trimaran and sets off on a mission to circumnavigate the globe. But his inexperience and the intense loneliness of the experience make for disastrous and dramatic struggles on the high seas, and press him to consider falsifying his progress; while back home his family eagerly awaits his return. This haunting true story is a tale of ambition, adventure with expressive performances telling the tale of one of the most mysterious figures in British history.
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