The true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win the first Golden Globe singled-handed round the world yacht race in 1968.
The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.
- ""The Mercy" tells its story – once headline material, now poignantly little-remembered – about as well as it can be told." – Variety
- “Where The Mercy succeeds is in the exploration of Crowhurst and his warped mindset.” – ABC Radio
- “The heart-breaking true story of British amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst is told here in painstaking detail by director James Marsh who has succeeded in bringing us the saddest film we've seen in yonks. Nobody does noble failure like the Brits.” – 3AW