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"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip.

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Wolfgang Fischer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susanne Wolff ... Rike
Gedion Oduor Wekesa Gedion Oduor Wekesa ... Kingsley
Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda ... Kelvin
Inga Birkenfeld ... Assistant Doctor Marie
Alexander Beyer ... Paul
Dominik Böth Dominik Böth ... Firefighter Captain
Anika Menger Anika Menger ... Paramedic #1
Mario Mangion Mario Mangion ... Paramedic #2
Chris Spiteri Chris Spiteri ... Combat Medic (voice)
Charlie Galea ... Radio Operator Pulpca (voice)
Simon Sansone Simon Sansone ... Radio Operator Coastguard Male (voice)
Felicity Babao Felicity Babao ... Radio Operator Coastguard Female (voice)
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"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group of refugees shipwrecked on the high seas, she is shown the limits of her importance and of the empathy of her cultural milieu. She is left slipping impotently from one nightmare to the next, and by the end she is forced to recognize that there is no way to counter the cruelties of real life. Only chance can save her. Written by Wolfgang Fischer

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Germany | Austria

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English | German

Release Date:

13 September 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Gibraltar Harbour, Gibraltar See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,420, 3 March 2019

Gross USA:

$70,794

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,173
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Rike's yacht, Asa Gray, is named after an eminent 19th century American botanist. See more »

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Rike: Pulpca, these people need help. Over.
Radio Operator Pulpca: Unfortunately our company has a strict policy in such cases. I'm sorry.
Rike: Pulpca, these people are going to die. Over.
Radio Operator Pulpca: Asa Gray, I really cannot risk my job.
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A Disturbing Tale Of The Sea And Refugees
30 April 2019 | by PairicSee all my reviews

Styx: A tale of the cruel sea and even crueler life. Rike (Susanna Wolff) takes a break from her traumatic work life as an emergency doctor in Berlin. Getting away from it all she is sailing her yacht from Gibraltar to Ascension Island, to visit the artificial jungle designed by Charles Darwin. A storm interrupts her journey and when it has passed she spots a trawler adrift, overloaded with distressed people. Contacting the Coastguard she is told that help will be dispatched and to keep away from the trawler as her yacht is too small to assist those onboard. The refugees start to jump overboard and one boy makes it to her boat.nA traumatic tale then unfolds. Her very presence is causing chaos as people jump into the water and drown. She can barely care for the boy, Kingsley (Gedion Oduor Wekesa).

One person faced with unenviable choices, hard to ignore nearby suffering but aware that your yacht will be swamped if you approach the trawler. Waiting for help to arrive but frustrated by delays. Wondering how seriously the plight of the refugees is being taken. We see the sea in all of its fury during the storm as Rike has to stay at the helm but also when i is calm but bot becalmed. She then reads her books about Ascension, swims and sunbathes. This is literally the calm before the storm of encountering the trawler. A film which left me silent and a bit stunned as the end credits went up. Director/co-writer Wolfgang Fischer relates a heart scalding story about one person encountering the reality of the fate which faces so many who flee conflicts or who are just seeking a better life. 8/10


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