1979 East Germany during the height of the Cold War. Two oridnary families yearning for freedom secretly form a great escape plan to get across to the West with courage and ingenuity as their main weapons, they build a hot air balloon with small pieces of cloth for their eight family members to fly over the Berlin Wall but an initial failure puts their entire plan in jeopardy, setting off a dangerous race against time for a second attempt, with the state police now hot on their heels. An incredible and gripping true story of resistance!
Starring Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, Alicia von Rittberg
Director Michael Herbig