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Auditorium - Subs - Friday 17 May 2019, 15:45

A taut moral thriller of our times, that sees a woman alone at sea, encounter a vessel full of refugees.


Rike (Susanne Wolff), a 40-year-old doctor from Europe, embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike's everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfills a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, 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 momentous decision. (Some subtitles)

Germany/Austria 2018 Wolfgang Fischer 94m


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