“A lean and gripping realisation of the forced helplessness one feels in the face of humanitarian crisis.” — WF
Rike embodies a typically Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see her everyday life as an emergency doctor before she fulfils a long-held dream to sail out to sea alone. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean.
After a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a fatal decision.
Winner: Berlin International Film Festival
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Director Wolfgang Fischer
Script Wolfgang Fischer & Ika Künzel
Producers Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald, Michal Pokorny, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu & Bady Minck
Cast Susanne Wolff, Gedion Wekesa Oduor & Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda
Country Austria & Germany