A gripping thriller, based on an incredible true story.

1979, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter, a bricklayer, and his friend Peter, an electrician, can no longer bear the oppressive regime. The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to secretly build a hot air balloon that will carry them and their families over the border fence to freedom. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins...

In German and English with English subtitles.

Running time: 2h25, including ads and trailers.

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