Germany, Austria 2018 | 94 minutes | English, German | Hebrew, English subtitles
Rike, a European doctor in her thirties, is determined and self-confident. Taking a much-needed vacation from her hectic routine in the emergency ward, she travels to Gibraltar where she realizes an old dream: To sail alone across the Atlantic to the volcanic island of Ascension. But Rike’s voyage is cut short when she comes across an overloaded, leaking refugee boat. Wolfgang Fischer’s (What You Don’t See) latest work, featuring an extraordinary performance by Susanne Wolff, is a unique, engrossing, refreshing, and effective film that takes a tough, yet not didactic, position on the West’s attitude toward the issue of refugees. The film premiered at the Berlinale where it won three awards.