The story of the sailing around the world record attempt of the dreamer and schemer Donald Crowhurst is brought to the big screen with Oscar winners COLIN FIRTH & Rachel Weisz in THE MERCY movie coming out on February 9, 2018, in the UK. Linus Wilson the host of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast breaks down the “Donald’s Motivation” full clip and the “Ambition” TV spot.
Linus says the full clip paints Crowhurst in a less positive (but more true-to-life) light than the early inspirational trailers did, which he reviewed in:
THE MERCY trailer REACTION | Colin Firth & Rachel Weisz | Sailing Movie Review 2018
Donald Crowhurst is a complex man, and Oscar winner Colin Firth captures the small-as-life weasley salesman that was Crowhurst before he set to sea. Would he rise to the occasion on the water? Watch the amazing movie in theaters in the UK on February 9, 2018, to find out.
We look at StudioCanalUK’s
“THE MERCY – ‘Donald’s Motivation’ Clip – Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz”
THE MERCY – ‘Ambition’ TV Spot – Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz
From the StudioCanal UK Production Notes for THE MERCY
Following his Academy Award® winning film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (COLIN FIRTH, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Railway Man), 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, The Light Between Oceans, The Lobster) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron. Co-starring DAVID THEWLIS (Anomalisa, The Theory of Everything) and KEN STOTT (‘War & Peace’, The Hobbit), and produced by Blueprint Pictures (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges), the story of Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.”
Check out our other video about this movie and the Crowhurst story featuring director Simon Rumley:
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