Balloon(bc Sunday)
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, they build a hot air balloon with small pieces of cloth for their eight family-members to fly over the Berlin Wall. But an initial failure threatens their entire plan, setting off a dangerous race against time for a second attempt, with the State Police now hot on their heels… An incredible and gripping true story of resistance.
Director
Michael Bully Herbig
Cast
Friedrich Mucke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg, Thomas Kretschmann
Release Date
25-04-2021
Language
German
Run Time
125 minutes
CINEMATHEQUE
25 Apr
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