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Deep Water (2006)

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A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Badin Jean Badin ... Bernard Moitessier (voice)
Simon Russell Beale ... Donald Crowhurst (voice)
Clare Crowhurst Clare Crowhurst ... Herself
Donald Crowhurst ... Himself (archive footage)
Simon Crowhurst Simon Crowhurst ... Himself
Santiago Franchessie Santiago Franchessie ... Himself
Ted Hynds Ted Hynds ... Himself
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Himself
Robin Knox-Johnston Robin Knox-Johnston ... Himself
Françoise Moitessier de Cazalet Françoise Moitessier de Cazalet
Tilda Swinton ... Narrator (voice)
Ron Winspear Ron Winspear ... Himself
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Storyline

Confronted by a perilous sea, bad weather, an unfinished boat and painfully slow progress, sailor Donald Crowhurst faces an impossible dilemma - to continue into the open ocean on his 1968 solo round-the-world race with a leaking boat or return home defeated and bankrupt. Using original 16mm footage, tape recordings and interviews, this film reconstructs one man's extraordinary physical and psychological journey.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, mild language and incidental smoking | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Aguas profundas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,632, 26 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$270,452, 16 December 2007
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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She Left Home
Written by Djamel Ben Yelles
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Simply one of the best documentaries...
11 November 2007 | by erokaSee all my reviews

This is a gem. As a Film Four production - the anticipated quality was indeed delivered. Shot with great style that reminded me some Errol Morris films, well arranged and simply gripping. It's long yet horrifying to the point it's excruciating. We know something bad happened (one can guess by the lack of participation of a person in the interviews) but we are compelled to see it, a bit like a car accident in slow motion. The story spans most conceivable aspects and unlike some documentaries did not try and refrain from showing the grimmer sides of the stories, as also dealing with the guilt of the people Don left behind him, wondering why they didn't stop him in time. It took me a few hours to get out of the melancholy that gripped me after seeing this very-well made documentary.


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