Balloon (Ballon)

Michael Bully Herbig I 2019 I 125 min I Germany | English subtitles


Great Neck Squire Cinemas Tue, Nov 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Narrative Films
World Cinema
Historical Social & Political Films
Award Winners
Release Year:2019
Running Time:125 minutes
Production Country:Germany
Original Language:German
Festival Awards:WINNER: Audience Award - Best Feature Film (Washington DC Film Fest)
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Bully Herbig
Executive Producer:Michael Bully Herbig
Producer:Friedrich Mucke
Karoline Schuch
David Kross
Alicia Von Rittberg
Thomas Kretschmann
Co-Producer:herbX Film
StudioCanal (co-producer)
SevenPictures Film (co-producer)
Screenwriter:Kit Hopkins & Thilo Röscheisen and Michael Bully Herbig
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Date Search:Tues 11/12
Venue:Great Neck Squire Theater
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Based on the true story of what may be the most spectacular escape attempt from East Germany ever undertaken.

In the summer of 1979, after two years of planning, sewing and tinkering, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families are ready to put their daredevil plan into action: fly to West Germany in a homemade hot air balloon. After their initial failure is found out by the authorities, the brave amateurs work frantically to create a second balloon while trying to avoid discovery by the East German police, who are desperate to track down the would-be traitors. This inspiring and nerve-wracking film from director Michael Herbig will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very end.

WINNER: Audience Award - Best Feature Film - Washington DC Film Fest