Balloon

Balloon Twelve A

1979, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, The Reader), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, can no longer bear the oppressive regime. The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to secretly build a hot air balloon from scratch that will carry them and their families over the border fence to freedom. Over the course of the next 18 months they sew 1,000 square metres of cloth and gather countless weather reports from West German radio with the Stasi (State Police) hot on their heels. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins…

Mid Powys

Date & time:

Fri 03 December 7.30pm

Location:

Knighton Community Centre LD7 1DR

Enquiries:

01547 520602

Interval:

There will be an interval during this film

Additional information:

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Tickets must be booked in advance - Tel: 01547 520602 Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Bar/Teas/Ices available.

Tickets:

Adult: £5.00

Child: £2.50

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