ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an astute modern-day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is never less than remarkable in a riveting role as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological, and moral limits, in this work of unrelenting intensity & technical brilliance.
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Critics Consensus: Anchored by powerful work from Susanne Wolff, Styx provocatively depicts mankind at war with itself and the natural world -- and argues our best weapon is compassion.