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Thüringen, Summer 1979. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families have been working on an audacious plan for more than two years: they want to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border. read more
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Thüringen, Summer 1979. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families have been working on an audacious plan for more than two years: they want to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border. The Stasi finds traces of the attempted escape and launches immediately an investigation, while the two families are forced, under extreme time pressure, to build a new escape balloon. The Stasi get closer and closer each day – a nerve-racking battle against the clock begins.

Original Release

09/27/2018

Cast

Alicia von Rittberg Petra Wetzel
David Kross Günter Wetzel
Karoline Schuch Doris Strelzyk
Friedrich Mucke Peter Strelzyk
Thomas Kretschmann Seidel (Oberstleutnant)
Jonas Holdenrieder Frank Strelzyk
Bernd Michael Lade Witzke (Oberst)
Kai Ivo Baulitz Strehle (Leutnant)
Bernd Stegemann Werner Meissner (SED-Kreisleiter)
Peter Prager Apotheker
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Herbig

Writers

Kit Hopkins, Thilo Röscheisen, Michael Herbig

Cast

Alicia von Rittberg Petra Wetzel
David Kross Günter Wetzel
Karoline Schuch Doris Strelzyk
Friedrich Mucke Peter Strelzyk
Thomas Kretschmann Seidel (Oberstleutnant)
Jonas Holdenrieder Frank Strelzyk
Bernd Michael Lade Witzke (Oberst)
Kai Ivo Baulitz Strehle (Leutnant)
Bernd Stegemann Werner Meissner (SED-Kreisleiter)
Peter Prager Apotheker
Tilman Döbler Andreas 'Fitscher' Strelzyk
Ronald Kukulies Erik Baumann
Emily Kusche Klara Baumann
Christian Näthe Heym (Hauptmann)
Till Patz Peterchen Wetzel
Ben Teichmann Andreas Wetzel
Sebastian Hulk Lesch (Oberfeldwebel)
Ulrich Brandhoff Tornow (Oberstleutnat)
Antje Traue Kindergärtnerin (Ulrike Piehl)
Elisabeth Wasserscheid Beate Baumann

Producers

Editors

Alexander Dittner

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