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Year: 2019
Original Title: Ballon
Length: 120 minutes
Genre: Thriller, Drama, History
Studios: Studio Canal
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: June 14 2019

Ranking

Ranking: 897 out of 15,282 movies (up 355)

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4.0 by 1 media

Plot

Historical drama based on a real story located in the year 1979, in the old and socialist German Democratic Republic and in the middle of the Cold War between the two world hegemonic blocs. Two humble families seek the way to reach the promised freedom of the capitalist side, that they do not find in the communist one. They will arm themselves with bravery and ingenuity and build what will be their method of escape, one of the most original seen at that time. With long remnants of fabric purchased or found, a domestic sewing machine and butane cylinders will create a hot air balloon that will fly over the Berlin Wall and the neutral zone to pass to the other side without being caught in the attempt.

Director

Cast Balloon

Friedrich Mücke

Friedrich Mücke

Peter Strelzyk

Karoline Schuch

Karoline Schuch

Doris Strelzyk

David Kross

David Kross

Günter Wetzel

Alicia von Rittberg

Alicia von Rittberg

Petra Wetzel

Tilman Döbler

Tilman Döbler

Andreas 'Fitscher' Strelzyk

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Trivia Balloon

This film depicts the construction and launching of two improvised hot-air balloons. There were actually three. The first was an utter failure, because they had utilized a cotton-based fabric that was porous and leaked air massively.

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