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The Mercy Rated 12A

The Mercy

Dir. James Marsh. UK, 2017. 1h 42m. Starring Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Genevieve Gaunt, Jonathan Bailey, Andrew Buchan, Ken Stott.

The true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst’s disastrous attempt to complete the 1968 Golden Globe Race and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure. Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz star in this compelling and tragic drama from the director of The Theory of Everything.

’Meltdown measured by the cubic millimetre: that's what Firth gives and it's perfect. This is a sea voyage in which we truly navigate by a star.’ ★★★★ Nigel Andrew, Financial Times

The film is as much about Britishness, class and codes of honour as it is about sailing’ ★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent