Michael Bully Herbig
Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg, Thomas Kretschmann
Based on remarkable true events. In 1979, two East German families would go to incredible lengths to try and escape the DDR. 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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