Colin Firth stars in this British biographical drama directed by James Marsh. The film follows amateur yachtsman Donald Crowhurst (Firth)'s disastrous attempt to complete the 1968 Golden Globe round-the-world boat race. Burdened by financial troubles, Crowhurst enters the race in the hope of winning a cash prize which he intends to use as a lifeline for his failing business. However, after his boat runs into difficulties early in his voyage, Crowhurst is forced to make some tough decisions as he attempts to keep his fading hopes of victory alive. The cast also includes Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis and Ken Stott.