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14th Jun 2019
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Balloon

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In the late 1970s, two East German families are hatching a desperate plan to cross the border to West Germany. But as things hot up, they find themselves against the clock with the authorities closing in. Karoline Schuch, Friedrich Mucke, and David Kross star in this German-language thriller, based on a true story.

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Living in fear and hardship in their native East Germany, Gunter Wetzel (David Kross) and his wife, Petra (Alicia von Rittberg), begin to plot the possibility of a daring escape with their friends Peter (Friedrich Mucke) and Doris Strezyk (Karoline Schuch).

But with landmines, barbed wire, and mounted guns positioned across the entire border with West Germany, the only way across is by air. Carefully crafting a home-made hot air balloon, the two couples and their families could make the most audacious escape event the country has ever seen.

However, the eyes and ears of the Secret Police are everywhere, and it’s not long before authorities begin to piece together an investigation. Fearing for their lives as the net closes in, the friends risk everything for hope and a chance at freedom.

Almost 30 years on from the reunification of Germany, this dramatic German-language thriller set in 1979 is based on an incredible true story of daring, determination, and hope. It stars Karoline Schuch (Hanna’s Journey), Friedrich Mucke (Friendship!), and David Kross (War Horse, Into the White, The Reader).

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