Styx by Wolfgang Fischer

Genre:
Drama
Year:
2018
Language:
German
Format:
90 minutes
Starring:
Susanne Wolff (RETURN TO MONTAUK)
Gedion Wekesa Oduor
Alexander Beyer (GOODBYE LENIN!)
Inga Birkenfeld (THE LIVES OF OTHERS)
Directed by:
Wolfgang Fischer
Produced by:
Schiwago Film GmbH in co-production with Amour Fou Vienna GmbH
The transformation of a strong woman torn from her contentend world during a sailing trip.

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.

 

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