Deep Water Poster

Release Date: August 24th, 2007

DVD Release Date: December 18th, 2007

PG|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
In 1968, Donald Crowhurst, an inexperienced British sailor, puts up his home as collateral, gains financial backing and enters the Golden Globe, the first nonstop boat race around the world. Under dire financial pressure, Crowhurst decides to set sail before his boat is fully built, leaving it unprepared for the stresses of the open ocean. Crowhurst is under-prepared himself, and his decision to embark before he and his vessel are ready sets a deadly chain of events into motion.

Cast: Tilda Swinton

Director: Louise Osmond , Jerry Rothwell

Genres: Documentary

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  • A stunning documentary that not only beautifully elucidates a nearly forgotten incident but touches on crucial themes involving isolation, sanity, self-worth, impossible dreams, the nature of heroism and limits of human endurance. show more

  • As Crowhurst's situation grows desperate, the scope of the film expands -- from a good yarn to a haunting, complex tale of self-promotion, media madness, self-delusion and, finally, self-destruction. show more

  • The story of Donald Crowhurst is not one of remarkable courage or remarkable endurance. But it is remarkable. show more

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