The Mercy

The true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his disastrous 1968 attempt to become the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping.

Time & Tickets

‘Men do not decide to become extraordinary,’ said mountaineer and explorer Edmund Hillary. ‘They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.’ This quote opens THE MERCY, and it’s an apt lead-in to the extraordinary story of Donald Crowhurst. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald left his wife Clare and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron. THE MERCY retells his story – once headline material, now little-remembered; a story of dreams slipping into saltwater.

James Marsh, UK, 2017, 102 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Mark Gatiss, Anna Madeley.
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