The Mercy (12A)

Colin Firth looks wistful in James Marsh's true tale  The Mercy

Colin Firth stars as Donald Crowhurst in the real-life disaster tale of an amateur yachtsman who enters a 1968 round-the-world race, only to find himself totally out of his depth.

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth), 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 (Rachel Weisz) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.

During his months at sea, Donald encounters bad weather, faulty equipment, structural damage and, the most difficult obstacle of all, solitude.

UK 2018 Dir James Marsh 101 min

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