Wolfgang Fischer
Rike - 40, a 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 fulfils 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 fatal decision.
Technical Data
Running time: 93
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2018
Director(s): Wolfgang Fischer
Writer(s): Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel
Cinematography: Benedict Neuenfels
Editing: Monika Willi
Key cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Wekesa Oduor, Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda
Producers: Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald, Michal Pokorny
February 16, 2018
Berlin (Panorama Special opening film)
Awards (selection): Label Europa Cinemas + Prize of the Ecumenical Jury + Heiner-Carow-Award (Berlin), Best Film +  Best Music & Sound Design + Audience Award (Schwerin), Best Performance to Susanne Wolff and Best Cinematography to Benedict Neuenfels (La Valetta), Creative Energy Award for Outstanding individual achievements to Suanne Wolff/acting & Benedict Neuenfels/cinematography (Emden-Norderney), Deutscher Menschenrechts-Filmpreis, German Metropolis Awards: Best Director + Best Actress Susanne Wolff + Award for contribution as a Producer Marcos Kantis, Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award (Vienna/Viennale), Youth Jury Award (Luxembourg), Austrian Film Award: Best Director + Best Screenplay + Best Editing, German Film Award: Best Actress + Best Sound Design + Best Camera + Silver Lola for Best Film
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