The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

Thursday, November 21st 2019:


Balloon (Ballon)
Balloon (Ballon)
East Germany 1979. Electrician Peter Strelzyk and his bricklayer friend Günther Wetzel are tired of the strict Cold War regime under which they live, and want to provide a better future for their families. They come up with a daring plan to secretly build a home-made hot-air balloon, which will carry them and their families over the border to freedom. They need favourable weather conditions to ensure that the balloon can transport them safely. But the Stasi has learned of a possible escape attempt and is starting to close in. The families may not be able to wait any longer to pull off their dangerous plan. Based on true events, Michael Herbig’s thrilling drama recreates this incredible story.

“An engrossing mixture of adventure yarn and methodical police procedural that generates moments of pulse-racing tension...” - Allan Hunter, The List

Director: Michael Herbig
Duration: 125 mins
Language: German (with English subtitles)
Cert (UK): 12A

Admission: SEAC Friends/Members: FREE, advance booking essential
Non-members: €5 in advance, €7 at the door
Non-members Concessions: €4 in advance, €6 at the door
Doors Open: 8:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
In advance: €5 / €4
At the door: €7 / €6


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