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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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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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(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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17 March 2008 | by Deckard-16See all my reviews

If extreme activities (and I don't mean the Hollywood ones like UFC & X-Games) and the people who pursue them interest you then seek this doc out.

This is one of those truth-is-stranger-than-fiction tales of Donald Crowhurts's obsession to prove himself against great odds. Those odds were stacked by Mother Nature, the media and his own mind. It is also about a time lost to us --although it was only 40 years ago.

The filmmakers have done a great job in gathering a wide range of material to tell his story and the story of the great race that consumed him.

I couldn't help but to think about Timothy Treadwell and the Apollo astronauts in the 2 great docs GRIZZLY MAN and IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON while experiencing --you don't simply "watch"-- this story.

If you live in a big city buy it or rent it. It is worth the effort to find. I had to travel 100 miles to L.A. to buy it and I am glad I did.


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