It is England in the early 18th century and Queen Anne sits on the throne. But it is her bosom pal and close political companion who determines what the Queen decrees.
The film deals very sensitively with issues of an orthodox religion and its dictates coming into conflict with the modern world.
Round the world yachtsmen and women are hardy, courageous people – they need to be to stand the loneliness and dangers of navigating enormous seas and terrifying winds singlehandedly for months on end. So when Donald Crowhurst (Firth), at best a fair-weather amateur sailor, decided to compete in the Sunday Times Golden Globe race in 1968 many people thought he was foolhardy.
STUDIOCANAL are delighted to release a new featurette with interviews with Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz and director James Marsh, for THE MERCY coming to cinemas 9th February 2018.
It has always puzzled me as to how anyone could deny that the Holocaust took place, in view of the overwhelming amount of photographic and witness evidence proving that it did.