Balloon

BBFC RatingBalloon

Showing: 21 June 2019 until 26 June 2019 , 28 June 2019 , 01 July 2019 until 02 July 2019

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Balloon
Certificate12A
Year2018
GenreDrama, History, Thriller
DirectorMichael 'Bully' Herbig
LanguageGerman
CountryGermany
Running Time2HR 5MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonMain Programme

The true story of one of the most spectacular escapes from communist East Germany.

In 1979, two East German families, the Strelzyks and the Wetzels, would go to incredible lengths to try and escape the GDR. Hatching a daredevil plan to cross the border using a home-made hot air balloon, they spend weeks stitching and sewing. When their valiant first attempt falls agonisingly short, they are faced with a desperate scramble to build a second balloon and float to West Germany before the pursuing Stasi officers track them down. 

Michael 'Bully' Herbig's exciting thriller has been a huge success in Germany and has also re-ignited old discussions about reunification and identity in the country.


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