EUFF 2019: Balloon
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
Directed by Michael “Bully” HerbigDrama | German | 124 min | 2018With Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg, Thomas Kretschmann
1979, East Germany, at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, The Reader), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, decide they can no longer bear the oppressive regime. The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to secretly build a hot air balloon from scratch that will carry them and their families over the border fence to freedom. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins. Based on real events.
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