Two East German families who build a hot-air balloon to try and escape to West Germany during the Cold War.
Purchasing the cloth in different towns to avoid rousing suspicion and sewing over a million square-metres of fabric in secret, after a botched first attempt the families become increasingly desperate to try again as they come under increasing surveillance from the East German secret police.
A tense, gripping thriller based on an incredible true story.
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Dir: Michael Bully Herbig
Cast: Friedrich Mucke, Karoline Schuch
Germany 2018, 125mins