STYX

Wolfgang Fischer

During a holiday, German doctor Rike is sailing across the Atlantic ocean by herself. Her adventure suddenly turns into an unprecedented challenge when she spots a badly damaged, hopelessly overloaded refugee boat nearby.

Rike is forty, she is a successful doctor whose job demands everything of her. She intends to use her much-needed annual holiday to fulfil her long-cherished dream of sailing single-handedly from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic. Her desire for a carefree holiday seems to be coming to pass but then her adventure suddenly turns into an unprecedented challenge when she spots a badly damaged, hopelessly overloaded refugee boat nearby. When she contacts the coast guard, they tell her to stay away from the ship and that they will send help. But as help never turns up, Rike is faced with a difficult decicion: will she help the refugees or just wait.

Credits

Director
Wolfgang Fischer
Country
Austria, Germany
Type
Fiction
Duration
94 minutes
Themes
migrants, aliens & forced migration
Year
2018