"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip.


Wolfgang Fischer
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Complete credited cast:
Susanne Wolff ... Rike
Gedion Oduor Wekesa Gedion Oduor Wekesa ... Kingsley
Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda ... Kelvin
Inga Birkenfeld ... Assistant Doctor Marie
Alexander Beyer ... Paul
Dominik Böth Dominik Böth ... Firefighter Captain
Anika Menger Anika Menger ... Paramedic #1
Mario Mangion Mario Mangion ... Paramedic #2
Chris Spiteri Chris Spiteri ... Combat Medic (voice)
Charlie Galea ... Radio Operator Pulpca (voice)
Simon Sansone Simon Sansone ... Radio Operator Coastguard Male (voice)
Felicity Babao Felicity Babao ... Radio Operator Coastguard Female (voice)


"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group of refugees shipwrecked on the high seas, she is shown the limits of her importance and of the empathy of her cultural milieu. She is left slipping impotently from one nightmare to the next, and by the end she is forced to recognize that there is no way to counter the cruelties of real life. Only chance can save her. Written by Wolfgang Fischer

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Rike's yacht, Asa Gray, is named after an eminent 19th century American botanist. See more »


There is no explanation of why there is a blood stain on the railing of the rescuing vessel toward the end of the movie. See more »


Rike: Pulpca, these people need help. Over.
Radio Operator Pulpca: Unfortunately our company has a strict policy in such cases. I'm sorry.
Rike: Pulpca, these people are going to die. Over.
Radio Operator Pulpca: Asa Gray, I really cannot risk my job.
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Suspenseful With Superb Cinematography But Offers Only an Ambiguous Finale
9 July 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Susanne Wolff gives a fine performance here as Rake, an emergency room doctor who sets off alone onto the sea, on her sailing yacht, to head towards the isolated Ascension Island, in the South Atlantic. Ascension contains a natural jungle planned and fostered by Charles Darwin. I thought the cinematography here was truly superb from the startling opening scenes and throughout the film.

When Rake comes across a trawler in emergency distress and containing numerous African migrants, she will be faced with the dilemma of her humanitarian desire to help vs. the policies and procedures of governments and their politics. It's a worldwide crisis with no easy answers, and viewers will most likely come down on both sides of the equation.

Overall, I thought the movie maintained a good air of suspense throughout but I was definitely not thrilled with the most ambiguous ending. To note, English subtitles were only available when German was spoken, which was rarely, but I was able to obtain them from my closed caption option on my remote.

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Release Date:

26 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Gibraltar Harbour, Gibraltar See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,420, 3 March 2019

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1.85 : 1
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