2 hr 6 min, NR - Thriller

Language: German

A Vickers Virtual Screening - On Line

In the summer of 1979 in East Germany, two families put together a plan to flee to Western Germany in a homemade hot-air balloon.  During their first attempt, meters from the West German border, their balloon suffers from rain and crash lands.  They are not caught but the wreckage from their escape attempt is found and triggers a manhunt.  The tension rises as the families determine to try again, and a race against time ensues.  In German with English subtitles.

Audience Choice Award – St. Louis International Film Festival and Washington, DC Filmfest