The Mercy

Cinema

Directed by James Marsh| 2017 | UK | Starring Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Genevieve Gaunt, Jonathan Bailey, Andrew Buchan| 110mins | Certificate 12A

Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz star in this haunting true story of yachtsman Donald Crowhurst’s notorious attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race.

1968: Crowhurst (Firth) enters the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, the first non-stop, single-handed, round-the-world yacht race. Hoping to publicise a new invention he’s created, he also needs the cash prize to salve his ailing business. So, leaving his wife Clare (Rachel Weisz) 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…

Marsh’s biopic features complex, expressive performances from Firth and Weisz, ably supported by the likes of Ken Stott and David Thewlis. It’s a tale of ambition, adventure, madness and tragedy elucidating the life of a man who remains a quixotic and mysterious figure in British history – his deepest motivations still unknown.

 

 

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JW3 Cinema
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