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Balloon (also know as Ballon) full movie is released on Sep 27, 2018. Watch Balloon online - the German Drama movie from Germany , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $11,799,591. Balloon is directed by Michael Herbig and created by Kit Hopkins with Friedrich Mücke and Karoline Schuch. Balloon is available online on The Roku Channel and VUDU Free.

In the summer of 1979, in Thüringen, in East Germany, two families put together a crazy plan. They are desperate to leave the DDR for the 'West' and plan to flee in a homemade hot air balloon. After sewing and tinkering for weeks, the amateurs make their first attempt. Meters from the West German border, their balloon suffers from the rain and crash lands. Luckily, they manage to avoid being caught by the police. However, the wreckage from their escape attempt is found and that triggers a desperate manhunt. The tension rises as the families determine to try again, and a race against time ensues. On the one hand, the authorities, desperate to track down the traitors, become aware that a second attempt is being planned. On the other, the would-be escapees, conscious of the search drawing ever nearer, need to build a more robust, weatherproof balloon - and avoid leaving too many clues.

As know as:

Ballon, Flugten fra Østtyskland, Balloon - Il vento della libertà, バルーン 奇蹟の脱出飛行, Ventos da liberdade

Release Date (Streaming):

Jun 09, 2020


Germany, France, United States


German, English

Production Companies:

herbX Film, StudioCanal, SevenPictures Film

Official Site:

Official site (Japan)

Gross worldwide:



Für die Freiheit riskierten sie alles. (For freedom they risked it all.), Based on True Events, One of the Most Daring Escapes of the Cold War


Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
The fact that it's based on a true story - the closing credits include photographs of the actual families - does not make up for the amassing of red herrings, close calls, and occasions for head-scratching.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 20, 2020
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Filmmaker Herbig and his team prove to be especially adept at contriving situations where anything anyone does causes fear, anxiety, stress and worry, leaving everyone, very much including the audience, existing on the knife's edge of unremitting tension.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 12, 2020
Tomris Laffly
"Balloon" is decent entertainment to a degree, and that is mostly thanks to its handsome production values.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 21, 2020

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