BALLOON (aka BALLON) (2018)

Director(s): Michael Herbig
Cast: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, Thomas Kretschmann, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg
Writer(s): Kit Hopkins, Thilo Röscheisen

Set in 1979 East Germany during the height of the Cold War, two ordinary families yearning for freedom secretly form a great escape plan to get across to the West. With courage and ingenuity as their main weapons, they build a hot air balloon with small pieces of cloth to fly over the Berlin Wall. But an initial failure puts their entire plan in jeopardy, setting off a dangerous race against time for a second attempt, with the State Police now hot on their heels. BALLOON is an incredible and gripping true story of resistance.

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