Following his Academy Award® nominated film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs 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 leaves his wife, Clare and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.
"Meltdown measured by the cubic millimetre: that's what Firth gives and it's perfect." - FINANCIAL TIMES
"a thought-provoking true-life tale" - TIME OUT
"A sober, contemplative study of British amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst" - VARIETY
"a deep, intelligent portrait of a man with quixotic ideas of making his name, and a man whose soul frayed at sea" - DAILY TELEGRAPH UK
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis
Director: James Marsh
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