Balloon

78
  • PG-13
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

US Release

02/21/2020

Cast

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

Producers

Editors

Alexander Dittner

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