STYX

By Wolfgang FISCHER

AMOUR FOU VIENNA - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2018

The transformation of a strong woman torn from her contentend world during a sailing trip.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2018
Heiner-Carow-Prize
Berlinale - EFM 2018
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Panorama Section)
Berlinale - EFM 2018
Europe Cinemas Label Prize
Berlinale - EFM 2018
2. Platz beim Publikumspreis
Istanbul International Film Festival 2018
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2018
Ankara International Film Festival 2018
Filmkunstfest MV Schwerin 2018
Best Sounddesign
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH, SWAHILI
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Wolfgang FISCHER
    • Writer(s)
    • Wolfgang FISCHER, Ika KÜNZEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcos KANTIS (SCHIWAGO FILM), Martin LEHWALD (SCHIWAGO FILM), Michal POKORNY (SCHIWAGO FILM), Alexander DUMREICHER-IVANCEANU (AMOUR FOU VIENNA), Bady MINCK (AMOUR FOU VIENNA)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.
    • Partners & financing
    • Filmstiftung NRW
      Austrian Film Institute
      DFFF
      Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
      Malta Film Commission
      BKM
      FFA
      Eurimages
      WDR
      ARTE
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