An excellent documentary about a subject I didn't know anything of. Lots of original footage and nicely edited together with interviews and some new shots. Glad I discovered the film through my subscription. Wouldn't have picked it up otherwise. Highly recommended.
What a great story. And how well it illustrates the truths, that one lie will only lead to another, that pride comes before a fall, that the love of money is the root of all evil. The last is only unfair if you think it's Donald Crowhurst who was being greedy; it isn't. But the financial pressures he was put under by his sour-faced sponsor and the Sunday Times journalists directly contributed to the tragedy.
This is basically a film about over privileged tossers wasting resources and playing rich kid games. There is nothing heroic in their action spoilt. Saying all that it looks nice as a film but only made with a selective viewpoint.
A film of a mediocre sailor who in some ways chewed off more than he could handle, and without really thinking entered a round-the-world boat race. This was in 1968, so just forget about anything even resembling a GPS device. The documentary shows his financial backer, his family, friends, the press and what in both retrospect and at the time happened. Very interesting and fascinating.