Ballon

2018

Drama / History / Thriller

4
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 71%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 5448

Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
April 15, 2020 at 01:04 PM

Director

Cast

Antje Traue as Kindergärtnerin
Thomas Kretschmann as Oberstleutnant Seidel
Alicia von Rittberg as Petra Wetzel
David Kross as Günter Wetzel
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
1.12 GB
1280*534
English
N/A
23.976 fps
2 hr 5 min
P/S 251/172
2.31 GB
1920*800
English
N/A
23.976 fps
2 hr 5 min
P/S 218/170

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by FrenchEddieFelson 7 / 10

Wunderbar!

This film is based on a true story and recounts an evasion attempt, from GDR to FRG, in 1979 during the Cold War, with two families ballooning over a heavily guarded area, starting from Pößneck, a small town within Thuringia, knowing that the shortest distance as the crow flies to reach Bavaria and the Western Bloc is about 25 km. We may see this movie as a commemoration of the manifold unsuccessful attempts and also, in slight advance, of the 30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) and the German reunification (1990).

It's well played, suspenseful and points up two main issues: 1) The secret preparation of such an expedition, in a country which is supposed to be a republic if one refers naively to the acronym GDR, and which turns out to be a dictatorship controlling every gesture and every word, thanks to the Stasi. 2) Leaving those who are not part of the expedition and who stay in the GDR such as grandparents or friends, in order to start a new life, ex nihilo. Otherwise, even though it might be a part of the same true story, the episode of the cigarette pack and the American embassy is too showy and, in my humble opinion, pollutes the film.

Finally, despite a decade studying German, from college to the end of my studies, I am not sensitive enough to the subtleties of variations of accents between the different Länder, contrary to sh_bronstein, in his review dating from November 2018. Although his rating is harsh, I find that his review is relevant but does not concern me. Fortunately somehow.

Reviewed by hugovanspaandonk 8 / 10

Well told story

I don't understand the bad reviews. This movie is really worth watching . Well buildup and overall performance.

Reviewed by marcocestone 10 / 10

Masterpiece

Great Actors, thrilling action, phantastic film music. Director Michael Herbig finds the right tonality to tell this true story. Must See!

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