Trailer

Balloon

Runtime
2hrs 5mins
Directed by
Michael Herbig
Featuring
Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross
Film Language
German
Body

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Thüringen, Summer 1979. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families have been working on an audacious plan for more than two years: they want to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border. The Stasi finds traces of the attempted escape and immediately launches an investigation, while the two families are forced, under extreme time pressure, to build a new escape balloon. The Stasi get closer and closer each day—a nerve-racking battle against the clock begins...

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