OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
DIRECTOR : Wolfgang Fischer
COUNTRY : Germany, Austria
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 94min
Nu Metro 2, 13 Oct @ 10am | SK Nouveau 4, 17 Oct @ 6pm
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.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Wolfgang Fischer was born in 1970 in Vienna/Austria.
He studied Psychology and Painting at the University of Vienna followed by studies of Film at the Art Academy of Düsseldorf and at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) in Cologne.
Beside various teaching assignments he was working as an assistant for Paul Morrissey and Nan Hoover. He was awarded a scholarship by the Munich Screenplay Program and by Equinoxe Europe.