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Shuswap Film Society - Since 1974


Country: Germany
Language: German/English with subtitles
Director:Michael Herbig
Runtime: 125 minutes
Rating: 14A
Sunday February 23 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday February 26 @ 4:00pm

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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. If it weren’t based on a true story, it would be difficult to believe how much risk some people would be willing to take.

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