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Balloon (2018)

12 2020-02-21 (US) DramaHistoryThriller 2h 5m
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One of the most daring escapes of the Cold War.


Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape the GDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to build a new escape balloon. With each passing day the Stasi is closer on their heels – a nerve-wracking race against time begins.

  1. Michael Herbig

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Thilo Röscheisen


  3. Kit Hopkins


Top Billed Cast

  1. Karoline Schuch

    Karoline Schuch

    Doris Strelzyk

  2. Friedrich Mücke

    Friedrich Mücke

    Peter Strelzyk

  3. Alicia von Rittberg

    Alicia von Rittberg

    Petra Wetzel

  4. David Kross

    David Kross

    Günter Wetzel

  5. Jonas Holdenrieder

    Jonas Holdenrieder

    Frank Strelzyk

  6. Tilman Döbler

    Tilman Döbler

    Andreas 'Fitscher' Strelzyk

  7. Thomas Kretschmann

    Thomas Kretschmann

    Oberstleutnant Seidel

  8. Ronald Kukulies

    Ronald Kukulies

    Erik Baumann

  9. Emily Kusche

    Emily Kusche

    Klara Baumann

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Original Title Ballon

Status Released

Original Language German

Budget -

Revenue $11,859,396.00


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