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Balloon (M)

The summer of 1979. Families Strelzyk and Wetzel want to escape East Germany and delve into the freedom of the west. The two families have formed a daring plan; in a self constructed hot air balloon, they want to fly across the border at night. When finally the weather conditions are ideal, they are ready to set off. However quite a few things go wrong and the balloon crashes just before it reaches the West German border. The Stasi find traces of the attempted escape and immediately begin an investigation, leaving the two families to build a new balloon under immense presure. As the Stasi close in with each passing day, a nerve-wracking race against time begins. 

General Details

Special Notes: Violence

Run Time: 135

Origin: Germany

Language: German

Subtitle: English

Director: Michael Bully Herbig

Cast: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross

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