29. AUG. – 01. SEPT. 2019

International Filmfestival
Bad Saarow
at the lake Scharmützelsee
Program
2019
House by the lake –
Grant

STYX

© Benedict Neuenfels

Premiere

The film, which celebrated its world movie premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in 2018, deals with the emotional subject of boat refugees and tells of a woman who is torn out of her world of comfort. The ambitious paramedic Rike finally has vacation and decides to fulfill her long-standing dream to travel on her own on a sailing boat from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Her wish for a trouble-free holiday starts well until – after a heavy storm – she hits a hopeless, damaged and overcrowded refugee boat which is about to sink. The circumstances threaten to drown more than a hundred people. Rike tries to organize help and demands aid via radio. But nobody feels responsible for them. Rike makes a momentous decision and takes the 14 years old Kingsley on her boat.

  • Credits

    GERMANY / AUSTRIA 2018

    Length: 94 min

    Director: Wolfgang Fischer

    Script: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel

    Camera: Benedict Neuenfels

    Cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa i.a.

  • Direction

    © Marc Comes