The Film Catalogue
Balloon

AFM 2018 Screening Schedule

Broadway Cineplex 1
Nov. 1 - 3:00 pm

ArcLight 3
Nov. 3 - 3:00 pm

Balloon

Alternate Titles: Ballon

Drama, True Story | German | 119 minutes

Company

STUDIOCANAL


Cast & Crew

Director

Michael Herbig

Producers

Michael Herbig, Roland Emmerich

Writers

Kit Hopkins, Thilo Röscheisen

Cast

Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, Thomas Kretschmann, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg


Synopsis

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 border. But an initial failure threatens their entire plan, setting off a dangerous race against time for a second attempt, and the State Police now hot on their heels… An incredible true story of resistance.


Completion Year

2018


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