• Styx (2019)

Styx

Release Date: February 27th, 2019

DVD Release Date: July 2nd, 2019

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

A busy doctor plans to spend her annual vacation fulfilling her long-held dream of sailing from Gibraltar to the small island of Ascension in the Atlantic. But everything changes when she sees a damaged, overloaded boat full of refugees nearby. Knowing that at least a hundred people could drown, she begins to organize to help them but slowly begins to fear that it will be impossible to do so.

Cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld

Director: Wolfgang Fischer

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Amour Fou Filmproduktion

Keywords: Doctor, Emotional, Quest, 2010s, Gripping, Sacrifice, Rescue, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Keith WatsonSlant Magazine

    The film is a penetrating an indictment of the bureaucratic obstacles placed in front of refugees. show more

  • 70
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    Admirably, the director maintains the documentary illusion throughout, opting for a third act that finds exactly the right, understated tone, neither glorifying Rike’s role, nor underplaying the character’s more than obvious compassion. show more

  • 70
    Screen International

    Offering little in terms of exposition and even less when it comes to dialogue, Fischer’s sophomore effort develops character and, eventually, unsettling moral questions entirely through action, playing as a more consciously political companion piece to J.C. Chandor’s similarly taciturn All is Lost. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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