Peter Sheehan, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting
THE MERCY. Starring: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, and David Thewlis. Also, Ken Stott. Directed by James Marsh. Rated M (Coarse language). 102 min.
This British biographical drama is based on a script written by Scott Z. Burns after he saw the historical documentary directed in 2006 by Jerry Rothwell and Louise Osmond, titled ‘Deep Water’. Both that documentary and this film depicts the failed attempt by amateur sailor, Donald Crowhurst, to circumnavigate the world by sailing around it.