Styx

Deutschland Österreich 2016-2018 Spielfilm

Summary

Rike is forty, she is a successful doctor whose job demands everything of her. She intends to use her much-needed annual holiday to fulfil her long-cherished dream of sailing single-handedly from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic. Her desire for a carefree holiday seems to be coming to pass but then, after a storm, her beautiful adventure suddenly turns into an unprecedented challenge when she spots a badly damaged, hopelessly overloaded refugee boat nearby. More than a hundred people face drowning. Rike tries to organise help, but she increasingly feels that humanitarianism has deteriorated into mere wishful thinking. Wolfgang Fischer's film depicts a struggle for survival at sea which makes palpable the cruelty of the situation for people in dire straits whose fate is determined by others. The ocean becomes the scene of an allegorical, existential drama.

Source: 68. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Still photography

Lighting design

Key grip

Prop master

Make-up artist

Costume design

Hairdresser

Editing

Assistant editor

Sound assistant

Synch sound

Audio mixing

Casting

Production company

in co-production with

Line producer

Unit production manager

Location manager

Shoot

    • 19.10.2016 - 10.12.2016: Malta, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Duration:
95 min
Format:
DCP, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Atmos
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.04.2018, 182084, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2018, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 13.09.2018

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Styx

Versions

Original

Duration:
95 min
Format:
DCP, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Atmos
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.04.2018, 182084, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2018, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 13.09.2018

Awards

Deutscher Regiepreis Metropolis 2018
  • Metropolis, Beste Regie eines Kinofilms
  • Beste schöpferische Mitwirkung, Beste Schauspielerin
  • Beste schöpferische Mitwirkung, Beste Produktion
Günter Rohrbach Filmpreis 2018
  • Günter Rohrbach Filmpreis, Beste Darstellerin
Valletta Film Festival 2018
  • Triton Award, Beste Performance
  • Triton Award, Beste Kamera
Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2018
  • Ein Schreibtisch am Meer
  • Creative Energy Award, Beste Schauspielerin
  • Creative Energy Award
  • Creative Energy Award, Beste Kamera
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2018
  • Beste Musik- und Tongestaltung
  • Fliegender Ochse
  • Publikumspreis
IFF Berlin 2018
  • Label Europa Cinemas
  • Preis der ökumenischen Jury, Panorama
  • Heiner-Carow-Preis