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Ballon

11 yrs 125 minutes 2018 7.5

This drama is based on true events. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families live in the 70's DDR and have done quite well, but the lack of freedom wears on them. They decide to flee to the west in a homemade hot air balloon. While the father of the Wertzel family is located in the basement to sew on the balloon, the father of the Strelzyk family does all the planning. Due to a previously unsuccessful escape attempt, Stasi is on to them. "The excitement increases skillfully until the last attempt to get the balloon to lift, as they have Stasis agents breathing down their neck" writes Jan-Olov Andersson in Aftonbladet.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama, historic, political, thriller
Director: Michael Herbig
Actor: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross
Country: Germany
Language: German

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