Run time: 102 mins
Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1h 42m
Setting sail for underdog glory, Colin Firth takes the lead in this incredible true-life tale.
In 1968 Donald Crowhurst undertook a voyage that would test his yachtsman credentials and push him to the edge of his physical and mental state when he entered a round the world race.
Out of his depth and increasingly adrift, Crowhurst decides to falsify his navigation logs in a move that would leave an indelible mark on the race and his name.
James Marsh (director of documentary Man on Wire and the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything) helps draw superbly nuanced performances from Rachel Weisz, who plays Crowhurst’s supportive wife Clare, and Ken Stott as the businessman who funds the sailor’s dream but whose penalty clause means that Crowhurst forfeits his house and business if he doesn’t finish the race..
A powerful and compelling story told with care and compassion by a brilliant cast.