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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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She Left Home
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Performed by Djam & Fam
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Fascinating Journey
21 December 2006 | by SimcCSee all my reviews

Deep Water examines the pressures and ambitions on an ordinary man in a compelling documentary. The testimony and archive footage are a fascinating insight to the late 1960's and a ground-breaking round the world yacht race. The personal conflicts of duty to family, self and reputation are played out in one of the most memorable and affecting films I have seen. I was not familiar with the history of this story and the drama was successfully and clearly directed. The story is mostly respectful to the participants with heroes and villains implied rather than ruthlessly exposed. Most of the interpretation is left open to the viewer allowing room to personally relate to the situations and characters. This movie is a bitter sweet experience with an entertaining mix of thoughtful suspense, joy and drama.


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