Ballon (2018)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, History, Thriller

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East Germany, 1979. After initially failing to flee from the East to the West in a self-built hot-air balloon, two families struggle to make a second attempt, while the East German State Police are chasing them.




  • David Kross and Friedrich Mücke in Ballon (2018)
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11 September 2020 | deloudelouvain
| Quite a story, entertaining and suspenseful.
There isn't much bad to write about Ballon. I don't know what people could dislike about this movie. To me it was entertaining, with quite a lot of suspense once you're into the story, a good cast (even the kids), and it's all nicely shot. I understand everybody was suspicious of the Stasi at that time, your best friend could betray you, but in this case I think they exaggerated a bit in order to make it more suspensful. But the suspense was the good thing about the story, plus the fact that it's based on a true story which made it even more appealing. It's one of the better German movies I've seen lately, certainly worth a watch if you like escape movies.

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Release Date:

27 September 2018


German, English

Country of Origin

Germany, France, USA

Filming Locations

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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