"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
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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