Wolfgang Fischer (2018)

Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao Rated 12A Run time 94 mins

Refugee Weekend

After dramatic opening scenes we follow doctor Rieke (Wolff) on holiday attempting to fulfil a long-held dream by sailing alone from Gibraltar to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. Her voyage changes completely when she comes across a boat load of stricken migrants and is forced to make life or death decisions. The contrast between her Western European lifestyle and that of the desperate West African migrants could not be more stark. A tense and provocative, gripping drama encompassing themes of racism and empathy, western privilege and moral responsibility.

94% – Rotten Tomatoes

“It’s a vital, highly intelligent movie that is both a first-class thriller and a biting commentary on our current world.”

“Fischer literalises the turbulence we’re now navigating, and asks some stern questions of our moral compasses.”

Review: Refugee dilemma tests moral compass – The Guardian

Review: ‘All Is Lost’ collides with refugee crisis in powerful German thriller – IndieWire