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STYX

by Wolfgang Fischer

synopsis

Rike -40, a doctor from Europe - embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike's everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before 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 fishing boat. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a fatal decision.

original title: Styx
country: Germany, Austria
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Wolfgang Fischer
film run: 94'
release date: DE 13/09/2018, IT 15/11/2018, HU 22/11/2018, FR 2/01/2019, NL 17/01/2019
screenplay: Wolfgang Fischer
cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Wekesa Oduor, Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld
cinematography by: Benedict Neuenfels
film editing: Monika Willi
art director: Wolfgang Fischer
producer: Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald
co-producer: Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck
associate producer: Kay Niessen
production: Schiwago Film GmbH, Amour Fou Vienna
backing: Eurimages
distributor: Filmladen, Zorro Film, Cine Club Internazionale Distribuzione, Imagine, Sophie Dulac Distribution