"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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Not a lot of action but a clear message.
5 January 2020 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Overall Styx isn't a bad movie. It might be a bit slow but that's exactly what I would imagine if I was on a solitary trip sailing the oceans. The calmness, the solitude, the awareness of everything that surrounds you, it seems all normal to me that this story is told in a slow pace. As for the moral of the story it's something typical for our times, we look at refugees as they are a plague and not worth of our time, and this while they are human beings like you and me. It's a depressing story and it should be. We're living in a me me me-world and Styx reflects that totally. Not many actors in this movie but Susanne Wolff did a good job playing her character. Don't expect action scenes or whatever, Styx is more about questioning ourselves.

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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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