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In light of the current challenges related to the coronavirus the film club committee has decided to cancel the rest of the Spring Season 2020. We hope to be back with a new season as usual in the autumn. In the meantime let us look after one another and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

(Ballon)

Director: Michael Herbig
Germany 2018
125 minutes
Cert: Club
 

 

In 1979 two families tried to sail over the heavily fortified border of communist East Germany, in their homemade balloon. This thrilling account of one of the most spectacular escape attempts of the Cold War is based on the testimonies of the families themselves as well as the official Stasi files.