Alternate Titles: Ballon
Michael Herbig, Roland Emmerich
Kit Hopkins, Thilo Röscheisen
Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, Thomas Kretschmann, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg
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.