In the summer of 1979, two East German families attempt the impossible. In a makeshift hot-air balloon, they risk their lives and fly towards West Germany with hopes of freedom and a better life. Unfortunately, the balloon crash-lands just before they reach the West German border, and the Stasi soon discover evidence of the attempted escape. In a nerve-wracking race against the clock, the two families must now rush to build a new escape balloon before the notorious Stasi can catch them.
Families -- Drama.
Germany (East) -- Drama.
Hot air balloons -- Drama.
Liberty -- Drama.
Dittner, Alexander, composer (expression)
HerbX Film (Firm), production company.
Herbig, Michael Bully, film director.
Hopkins, Kit, screenwriter.
Icarus Films Home Video, publisher.
Kretschmann, Thomas, 1962- actor.
Kross, David, 1990- actor.
Mücke, Friedrich, 1981- actor.
Rittberg, Alicia von, 1993- actor.
Schuch, Karoline, 1981- actor.
SevenPictures (Firm), production company.
Studio Canal, production company.