Genre: Drama, Biography
Director: James Marsh (The Theory Of Everything)
Cast: Colin Firth (The King's Speech), Rachel Weisz (The Whistleblower), David Thewlis (Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban)
THE MERCY is 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.
The story of Crowhurst's dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while Clare and their family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.
Runtime: 102 mins