What can I say about this film other than the narrative is one of the most exciting in film history...and based on a true story!
Being old enough to remember the Berlin Wall when it was still used to contain a country, this film gives you a dark insight into the grim incarceration of East Berliners, and their desperate attempts to escape, no matter what the cost.
The film follows the lives of two families , who decide to escape using a hot-air balloon manufactured by themselves.
Forever fearing arrest by the authorities, under scrutiny by neighbours, they have to calculate a plan to reach the other side of the wall.
A tense & thrilling story of courage and determination which truly pays homage to all those who succeeded and failed the treacherous journey to West Berlin and freedom.