• Feature
  • 2018
  • 94 Minutes
  • Germany, Australia
  • Language: German and English

Rieke - 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.

Director: Wolfgang Fischer

Screenwriter: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Kuenzel

Production Company: Amour Fou Vienna, Schiwago Film

Premier Status: National premiere

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Holy soul of goddess

Nastaran Molavi

Nastaran Molavi

In Greek mythology, Styx is a goddess helping Zeus during the Titans war and leading him to the victory.As a reward, Zeus declared that every oath must be sworn upon her.In the modern times, it is possible to see these kinds of goddesses trying to save the people’s lives and conflict with the pretenders of human right practices.

An ER doctor who has always stepped out to help the people, Rike starts a journey with a yacht in the open seas.After some time, she comes to a sinking ship full of refugees.She fights against officials to find a way to save the ship wreckers.

Bravura performance by Susanne Wolff as Rike gives another look to the falsifications made by the western states and media.Travelling alone most of the time in the sea like a goddess, Wolff observes the reality with pure soul and insightful eyes and stands against the deception and the mendacity to defend what she witnesses.



2019: Austrian Film Award, Best Director, Austria

2018: Berlin International Film Festival, Heiner Carow Prize, Winner, Germany

2018: Viennale, ExtraVALUE Film Award, Best Feature Film, Austria

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Kuenzel

DOP / Camera: Benedict Neuenfels

Editor: Monika Willi

Music: Dirk von Lowtzow

Sound: Andreas Turnwald, Uwe Dresch

Production Designer: Wolfgang Fischer

Producer: Bady Minck, Michal Pokorny, Martin Lehwald, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Marcos Kantis

Cast: Gedion Wekesa Oduor, Susanne Wolff


Wolfgang Fischer

Wolfgang Fischer was born in 1970 in Vienna, Austria. He is a writer, director and producer and known for Grau (Short) (2001), What You Don’t See (2009) and Styx (2018).

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