Deep Water details
|Starring:||Jean Badin, Clare Crowhurst, Donald Crowhurst, Santiago Franchessie|
|Directors:||Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Apr 2007|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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AwesomeBy a customer from Bristol , 15 May 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I originally added this to my list on the assumption is was a fictious drama (found the film prior to be released and thought it would be a film like 'Wind').
When I got it I was suprised to see it was in fact a true story and was actually a documentary.
What makes this such a good documentary is that it is form the producers of touching the void and very much of the same genre.
The documentary is based mainly on the interviews of those involved incluing KnoX Smith and follows the story of an unknown Donald Crowshurts and his attempt to solo circumnavigate around the world in 1968.
The film covers the preparation but mostly the journey itself made formt he logs of the journey, cine film and audio tape oby Crowhurst himself.
This makes for a very moving documentary about a desperate man in isolation.
loved every minute of this - Knox Smith and the son of Crowhurst giving nice interviews, but some incredible characters include the french sailor andthe nasty press guy.
do also watch the sailors's stories extra - worht a watch.
if you liked this try touching the void and alive (andes plan crash doc accompanying the film)
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Utterly compellingBy Geomitrak (6 reviews) from Cambridge , 30 Dec 2011I remember this happening when I was a boy, but never knew the full story. One of the best documentaries I've watched in the last 10 years; a chilling account of a man in a downward mental spiral, trapped by his own deceit. 'It is finished..It is Finished' Crowhurst writes...its almost Conrad's Kurtz uttering The Horror...The Horror.
I wish I could award this six stars. Utterly compelling throughout, and beautifully narrated by Tilda Swinton.
Good DocBy Ell1981 (169 reviews) from London , 25 Feb 2011Amazing story very well told on a subject that people now take for granted. So easy to assume satellite/gps always existed and incredible how ill prepared the sailors were. Check out the extras too-add a new dimension to the whole story.
Lost at SeaBy Rosster (39 reviews) from Airdrie , 13 May 2010Good, compelling account of this enigmatic yachtsman's struggle with the sea and other forces of nature, and his inner demons.
Real life sailing dramaBy JustineChris (3 reviews) from London , 14 Jan 2010Very intresting documentary charting a little known part of British sailing history.
left wanting more, or different.By richarpo (14 reviews) from Manchester , 05 Sep 2009This DVD, like the recent Guardian article, centres on Crowhursts psychology and relationships, but skims over the practical reasons for the problems. We see a shot of the hull when it was launched, and later on a brief still shot of the inside of the cabin showing it fitted out like a workshop. The hull looked like it had something wrong with it but the commentators never mentioned it, still less have any experts do so, and again they did not explain why Crowhurst had been unable to repair the breakages on board. You were left guessing that in the hurry to get away he had taken tools on board no materials, but this just led to more questions, such as why the people around him did not help him to prepare better. It is odd that people are so absorbed by abstract questions of psychology which were only partially relevant, that they never think to enquire about the major considerations. This is particularly true as the film-makers had Robin Knox-Johnson as one of the interviewees, and he could certainly have given an authoratitive opinion about what had happened,
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