A spinning moral compass and a topical dimension that proves even more gripping than its brilliantly achieved visceral action.
Rike (Susanne Wolff) is an educated, confident and determined paramedic from Cologne. Seeking restorative calm from her hectic day-to-day life, she takes a solo yacht trip headed for Ascension Island, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. When her days of sunbaking, swimming and reading are thrown off by a powerful storm, Rike comes face-to- face with a far greater challenge- a fishing trawler filled with distraught refugees situated several hundred feet away from her.
Powered by Wolff’s outstanding performance, this gripping cinematic experience and astoundingly un- sentimental morality play has screened to acclaim at film festivals worldwide, including Berlin, where it took out the prestigious Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
Please note the film screens in German with English subtitles.