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STYX

nr
94 minutes
    in
  • English
  • German
    from
  • Germany
  • Austria
Official website  
Rike - mid-30s, a doctor from Europe - embodies a typically Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike‘s everyday life, as an overworked emergency doctor, before she sets out on a much-needed holiday on Gibraltar. There she fulfils a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken refugee boat. Unless she intervenes, around a hundred people will drown – their utterly overloaded boat has sprung a leak. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help - legally, she is not obliged to do any more. But when her calls are left unanswered, and then rejected for spurious reasons, she decides to overcome her fear and try to rescue whoever she can.
starring...  
Susanne Wolff
Rieke
Gedion Oduor Wekesa
Kingsley
Director
Wolfgang Fischer
Writers
Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel
Cinematography
Benedict Neuenfels
Editing
Monika Willi
Producer
Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald
Head of Sound
Adrian Baumeister
NH
80% - Feb 10, 2019
STYX © 2018
Film Movement