A fact-based thriller about two East German families in the 1970s who attempt to flee to West Germany in a hot air balloon.

Please note that this film is in German and English, with Dutch subtitles.
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1979, 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, with the State Police now hot on their heels. An incredible true story of resistance.

Michael Bully Herbig, Germany, 2018, 126 min. German & English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg, Thomas Kretschmann.
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