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by Michael Herbig


The gripping and inspiring true story of how two ordinary families tried the most daring escape ever made across the East German border during the cold war, fighting for freedom with their courage and ingenuity.

international title: Ballon
original title: Ballon
country: Germany
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Michael Herbig
film run: 126'
release date: DE 27/09/2018, FR 10/04/2019, BE 17/04/2019, NL 18/07/2019, ES 6/09/2019
screenplay: Kit Hopkins, Thilo Röscheisen
cast: Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Jella Haase, Friedrich Mücke
cinematography by: Torsten Breuer
film editing: Alexander Dittner
art director: Bernd Lepel
costumes designer: Lisy Christl
music: Ralf Wengenmayr
producer: Michael Herbig
line producer: Ulrike Fauth
production: HerbX Film GmbH, StudioCanal Produktion, Seven Pictures Film
distributor: StudioCanal Germany, ARP Sélection, Cinéart, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Avalon
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