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Styx

Original title: Styx
German title: Styx
Germany, 2018

Director: Fischer, Wolfgang
Production company: Schiwago Film
Co-producers: Amour Fou
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 94 min.
Film genre: Feature film

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.

Festivals:
Berlina IFF 2018 (awarded), Hong Kong IFF 2018, Istanbul IFF 2018, Ankara IFF 2018, Valletta IFF 2018, Shanghai IFF 2018, Jerusalem IFF 2018, Venice IFF 2018, Toronto IFF 2018, Vancouver IFF 2018, BFI London IFF 2018, Hamptons IFF 2018, CPH PIX 2018, Reykjavik IFF 2018, Helsinki 2018, Chicago IFF 2018, Gent IFF 2018, Festival du nouveau cinéma Montreal 2018, Denver IFF 2018, Stockholm IFF 2018, Viennale 2018, AFI Fest Los Angeles 2018, Arras IFF 2018, Thessaloniki IFF 2018, Taipei Golden Horse 2018, Sevilla IFF 2018, Black Nights Tallinn 2018, Les Arcs IFF 2018, Cork IFF 2018, Philadelphia IFF 2018, Palm Springs IFF 2019, Glasgow IFF 2019, Cleveland IFF 2019, Luxembourg IFF 2019 (awarded), Lecce 2019

World sales address/es:
Beta Cinema (D)

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Zorro-Filmverleih (D)