Archive of films Styx / Styx

Germany / Austria
2018, 94 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2018

A successful German doctor fulfils a long-held dream to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. She is prepared for anything – at least she thinks she is. However, her pilgrimage to Ascension Island is cut short when she comes across a boat overloaded with refugees.


Now in her mid-30s, Rike has everything a European could wish for – she’s successful, educated, and well provided for. Yet, as an overworked emergency doctor, she really needs time off and finally sets out alone from Gibraltar on a long-planned trip across the ocean in a small sailing boat. Her silent battle with the elements and sea currents, however, is soon interrupted when she encounters a refugee boat which doesn’t respond to radio contact. Rike will have to decide whether to continue her journey or try to attempt a rescue mission. But they won’t all fit in her boat… A visceral allegory of the modern world, this is the story of a confident woman who discovers that humanity ends in international waters.

Nikola Paggio

About the director

Wolfgang Fischer (b. 1970, Vienna, Austria). Selected filmography: Remake of the Remake (1999, doc.), What You Don’t See (Was du nicht siehst, 2009), The Bear (2013), “The Highway of Tears” (2014, TV series), Styx (2018)


Beta Cinema GmbH
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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
Director: Wolfgang Fischer
Screenplay: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Kuenzel 
Dir. of Photography: Benedict Neuenfels
Editor: Monika Willi
Art Director: Aza Gray
Producer: Marcos Kantis, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Martin Lehwald, Michal Pokorny
Production: Schiwago Film GmbH
Coproduction: Amour Fou Vienna GmbH
Cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Wekesa Oduor
Sales: Beta Cinema GmbH


Wolfgang Fischer

Film Director

Cosima Finkbeiner

Sales Agent


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