An emergency doctor named Rike sets off on vacation on a yacht from Gibraltar to Ascention Island. After weathering an intense storm, she spots a sinking boat full of people waiting for rescue. She radios for help repeatedly, but no one wants to get involved. The beginning of the film shows a city, career woman, preparation for a sailing, and powerful ability to cope with emergency situations. This is contrasts with Rike’s situation out in the open sea for a heightened dramatic effect. The film talks about something beyond issues and policies regarding refugees. It questions the road we must take when faced with a choice beyond our ability, and what the best choice is for man in the perilous nature. (Jinna LEE)
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Born in 1970 in Viena, Austria. He studied film at the Art Academy of Dusseldorf and at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) in Cologne. He was working as an assistant for Paul Morrissey and Nan Hoover. His films include: Schoen(2000), Grau (2001), and What You Don't See(2009), STYX(2018) which won 29 awards including Best Director Award at the Austrian Film Award.