BALLOON MARCH 13 MARCH 19 dir. Michael Herbig, Drama / History / Thriller, Not Rated, Germany, English / German with Englis subtitles, 2020, 125 min. In the summer of 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel familieswho had been working on their audacious plan for more than two yearstry to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But after the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border, the Stasi find traces of the attempted escape and immediately launch an investigation. In a nerve-wracking race against the clock, the two families attempt to build a new escape balloon as the Stasi get closer and closer each day.