The Mercy
Following his Academy Award-winning biopic about Stephen Hawking (The Theory of Everything), James Marsh returns to our screens with the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst, 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 (Colin Firth) leaves his wife Clare (Rachel Weisz) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat, the Teignmouth Electron. Driven in part by adventure and competition, Crowhurst’s goal was also to publicise a new navigation device he had been developing. He fitted another of his inventions, a stability system, to his untested trimaran and set off on his solo mission. His inexperience and loneliness found him confronted with dramatic struggles and acute isolation alone on the high seas. With a cast that includes David Thewlis and Scotland’s own Ken Stott, The Mercy tackles a story of enduring mystery. Crowhurst’s voyage, which has previously inspired an opera, several stage plays and a 2006 documentary, Deep Water, is one of endeavor and full of mistakes. It pushed one man to the limit of human suffering, but also, as this film reminds us, of great courage.

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VenueDundee Contemporary Arts Cinema
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