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Styx

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.

Language
  • German
  • English
Runtime
94
Production Year
2018
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Germany
  • Australia
Casts
Gedion Wekesa Oduor, Susanne Wolff
Production Company
Amour Fou Vienna, Schiwago Film
Premier Status
National premiere

Crew List

Director
Wolfgang Fischer
Screenwriter
Wolfgang Fischer
Screenwriter
Ika Kuenzel
DOP / Camera
Benedict Neuenfels
Editor
Monika Willi
Music
Dirk von Lowtzow
Sound
Andreas Turnwald
Sound
Uwe Dresch
Production Designer
Wolfgang Fischer
Producer
Bady Minck
Producer
Michal Pokorny
Producer
Martin Lehwald
Producer
Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Producer
Marcos Kantis

Festivals / Awards

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

Director/s

Wolfgang Fischer
Wolfgang Fischer
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Film Critic

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.


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