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Balloon Balloon

Friday 09 November 2018 8:30PM Balloon, Toronto Premiere

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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.
  • Country: 2019, Germany
  • Director: Michael “Bully” Herbig
  • Cast: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg, Thomas Kretschmann
  • Genre: Drama
  • Language: German
  • Runtime: 124 minutes
  • Release Date: 2016

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Awards and Festivals

  • German Film Award for Peace - The Bridge
  • Audience Award at the Washington DC Filmfest for Best Feature Film
  • Presented by

    Goethe Toronto German Consulate

    Co-Presented by

    So German

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