Based on actual events, this thrilling suspense story focuses on a pair of East German families who try to escape to the West via a homemade hot air balloon. With seemingly little chance of survival, the clans courageously face countless obstacles on their perilous journey. Can they succeed and find the better lives that they so desperately seek? John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Beau Bridges star. 107 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: Spanish.