Julien Dubuque Film Festival 2020

BALLOON

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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 launches an investigation, while the families are forced to build a new escape balloon. The Stasi get closer and closer each day - a nerve-racking battle against the clock begins...

  • Year
    2018
  • Runtime
    125 minutes
  • Language
    German
  • Country
    Germany
  • Director
    Michael Herbig
  • Cast
    Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross