12 certificateBalloon is a Film programme and has been classified a 12 certificate.



Thuringen, East Germany in 1979, and like many of the country's citizens, the Strelzyk family are desperate to escape to the west. Under the watchful eye of the Stasi and the fearsome lieutenant colonel Seidel, they try to cross the border in a homemade hot air balloon. Drama, starring Friedrich Mucke and Alicia von Rittberg. In German with English subtitles.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 125 minutes (approx)

Classification: 12 Certificate

Filmed in Colour

When is Balloon next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Four November 29th, 10:00pm. See more...

Cast (unconfirmed)

Image for Thomas KretschmannThomas Kretschmann
Karoline Schuch
Image for David KrossDavid Kross
Alicia von Rittberg
Friedrich Mucke
Jonas Holdenrieder