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Balloon

berlin wall german democratic republic stasi border patrol german-german border hot air balloon escape from german democratic republic based on a true story east germany escape plan

Balloon

Release Date: September 27, 2018

Year    :   2018
Slogan    :   «One of the most daring escapes of the Cold War.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Thriller
Production Companies    :   herbX Film, SevenPictures, StudioCanal, Sat.1
Director    :   Michael Herbig
Producers    :   Michael Herbig, Stefan Gärtner, Daniela Tolkien, Ulrike Fauth, Christian Held
Writers    :   Michael Herbig, Kit Hopkins, Thilo Röscheisen
RunTime    :   125 mins.

Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape the GDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to build a new escape balloon. With each passing day the Stasi is closer on their heels – a nerve-wracking race against time begins.




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