Deep Water (film)

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Deep Water
Deep water poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Louise Osmond
Jerry Rothwell
Produced by Alison Morrow
Jonny Persey
John Smithson
Starring Donald Crowhurst
Clare Crowhurst
Narrated by Jean Badin
Tilda Swinton
Music by Harry Escott
Molly Nyman
Cinematography Nina Kellgren
Edited by Ben Lester
Distributed by IFC Films
Release date
  • 3 September 2006 (2006-09-03) (Telluride Film Festival)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Deep Water is a 2006 British documentary film directed by Jerry Rothwell and Louise Osmond, and produced by Jonny Persey. It is based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst and the 1969 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race round the world alone in a yacht. It opened in the UK on 15 December 2006. The film reconstructs Crowhurst's voyage from his own audio tapes and cine film, interwoven with archive footage and interviews.

The film has received critical acclaim. The official poster quotes The Daily Telegraph, 'A movie which will reduce the hardest of hearts to a shipwreck'. It was described as 'fascinating' by The New York Times upon its release.[1] The film won the Best Documentary award at the 2006 Rome International Film Festival and a commendation in the Australian Film Critics Association 2007 Film Awards.


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