Balloon

Balloon

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 & ingenuity as their main weapons, they build a hot air balloon with small pieces of cloth for their eight family-members to fly over the Iron Curtain. But an initial failure puts their entire plan in jeopardy, setting off a dangerous race against time for a second attempt, with the state police hot on their heels….An incredible and gripping true story of resistance.  Stars Friedrich MückeKaroline SchuchDavid Kross.  German with English Subtitles.

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