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Styx (12A)

Cast: Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Susanne Wolff, Felicity Babao
Genre: Drama
Author(s): Ika Kunzel, Wolfgang Fischer
Director: Wolfgang Fischer
Release Date: 26/04/2019 (selected cinemas)
Running Time: 95mins
Country: Ger/Aus
Year: 2018

Thirtysomething paramedic Rike sails from Gibraltar to Ascension Island on her yacht, the Asa Gray. During the crossing, she faces a thunderous storm and when the elements calm, Rike is greeted with the sight of a fishing trawler overloaded with dozens of refugees. As maritime law dictates, Rike reports her find by radio to the coastguard, who assures the doctor that a rescue boat will be dispatched. Hours pass and no help arrives, putting Rike in an impossible position.

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