Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/11/2018
19:00


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German doctor Rike sets sail on a solo voyage to Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Having weathered a spectacular storm, she encounters a stricken fishing trawler full of desperate African refugees. She radios for help but it never comes. Unable to save the refugees with her small boat, she manages to rescue one boy (newcomer Gedion Odour Wekesa) but, faced with a tangible example of the West’s indifference towards the refugee crisis, Rike finds herself in an impossible situation. Susanne Wolff (Return to Montauk) gives a stand-out central performance in a grippingly shot, tense and timely drama. 

 

Director:  Wolfgang Fischer
Producers:   Michal Pokorny, Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald
Screenwriters:   Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel
Main Cast:  Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao
Country:  Germany, Austria
Languages:  English
Colour:  Colour
Year:  2018

Duration:  94 minutes

Tickets:  Free Admission – Pre-booking recommended

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LUX European Parliament Film Prize Official Selection