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Balloon

  • Der Ballon (Working title)
All titles (4)
Feature Film | 2017-2018 | Drama, Period, Thriller | Germany

Brief synopsis

1979, East Germany during the height of the Cold War. Two ordinary families yearning for freedom secretly form a great escape plan to get across to the West: with courage and ingenuity, they build a hot air balloon with small pieces of cloth for their eight family-members to fly over the Berlin Wall. But an initial failure threatens their entire plan, setting off a dangerous race against time for a second attempt, with the State Police now hot on their heels...

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Friedrich MückePeter Strelzyk [L]
Karoline SchuchDoris Strelzyk [L]
Jonas HoldenriederFrank Strelzyk [L]
David KrossGünter Wetzel [SR]
Alicia von RittbergPetra Wetzel [SR]
Thomas KretschmannOberstleutnant Seidel [SR]
Tilman DöblerAndreas 'Fitscher' Strelzyk [SR]
Ronald Kukulies
Erik Baumann [SR]
Christian NätheHauptmann Heym [SR]
Kai Ivo BaulitzLeutnant Strehle [SR]
Ulrich BrandhoffTornow [SR]
Nadja EngelGünters Mutter [SR]
Christian GaulRezeptionist [SR]
Jörn HentschelJoachim Breninek, Fluglehrer [SR]
Stefan KaminskyParteigenosse [SR]
Cornelius SchwalmVolker [SR]
Eli Wasserscheid
Beate Baumann [SR]
Sebastian HülkLesch [SR]
Emily KuscheKlara Baumann [SR]
Thomas ChemnitzKriminaltechniker [SR]
Peter PragerGünters Stiefvater [SR]
Timur Bartels
Klenner [SR]
Thomas BirnstielWestpolizist II [BP]
Tom KreßWestpolizist [BP]
Georg SchmiechenKollege [BP]
Jakub SlodowiczKollektivjäger [BP]
David Altmanflirtender Partygast [BP]
Henri StephanJugendlicher [BP]
Franziska H.Chorsängerin / Pionierkind [BP]
Beate KureckiVerkäuferin [BP]
Franziska TheinerKonsum Frau # 1 [BP]
Andrea BensonAngestellte US-Botschaft [BP]
Jakob SpielerSchallplattenunterhalter [BP]
Jonas LauxPilot

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantMargit Prenzel
mit kompl.Abwicklung bis Oktober 2019
mit kompl.Abwicklung bis Oktober 2019
Assistant production accountantViktoria Obereisenbuchner
Vfx producerSinje Gebauer
for ScanlineVFX GmbH Munich
for ScanlineVFX GmbH Munich
Post production supervisorSven Nuri
(Toccata Film)
(Toccata Film)
Post production supervisorFabian Ascher
Post production assistantJosh Webster
Vfx supervisorBerter Orpak
Set-Supervision for Scanline VFX
Set-Supervision for Scanline VFX
ColoristRoland Murrer
On Set Dailies
On Set Dailies
Director of photographyTorsten Breuer
Camera operatorMichael Rathgeber
Steadicam Operator, Operator
Steadicam Operator, Operator
Drone camera operatorHolger Fleig
Drone camera operatorChristoph Steiner
Steadicam operatorMichael Rathgeber
50 DT A/B-Cam/Steadi
50 DT A/B-Cam/Steadi
1st assistant cameraFlorian Dittel
ALEXA Plus, C-Cam, Zusatz
ALEXA Plus, C-Cam, Zusatz
1st assistant cameraChristian Clarenz
A-Cam
A-Cam
1st assistant cameraJulian Taro Hitomi
B-Cam
B-Cam
2nd assistant cameraFriedemann Röse
B-Cam
B-Cam
2nd assistant cameraJoel Girmazion
A-Cam_ALEXA_mini
A-Cam_ALEXA_mini
DIT digital imaging technicianBenjamin Leutgeb
Video assist/playback operatorDavid Wynands
QtakeHDx2, 2x ALEXA Mini
QtakeHDx2, 2x ALEXA Mini
Still photographerMarco Nagel
Casting directorDaniela Tolkien
Casting assistantRebekka Abatiello
Extras/bit player castingQuentin Wojtas
Agentur filmgesichter
Agentur filmgesichter
Assistant costume designerKatja Dotzauer
Costumer / wardrobeNatalia Riede
Cast
Cast
Costumer / wardrobeChristina Isabell Molitor
Costume interpreterDiana Güven
Additional costumersSylka Schädlich
Additional costumersShanti Spohn
Additional costumersVerena Graf
Additional costumersNele Simon
3 DT
3 DT
Additional costumersWaris Klampfer
Extras | KB: Lisy Christl
Extras | KB: Lisy Christl
Additional costumersNatalie Uhlstein
Cast Krankheitsvertretung
Cast Krankheitsvertretung
Additional costumersAnnette Braun
Additional costumersRonja Krampitz
Additional costumersNikole Gerlach
13 DT Hauptcast/ KB: Lisy Christl
13 DT Hauptcast/ KB: Lisy Christl
Costume distressingFrédérique Guillard
Patinierung Militär Köstüm
Patinierung Militär Köstüm
DirectorMichael Herbig
1st AD (local system)Jan Sebastian Ballhaus
Crowd 2nd AD (local system)Johannes Fröhlich
3rd AD crowd (local system)Julia Eiber
3rd AD crowd (local system)Charlotte Julide Hansen
3rd AD crowd (local system)Shawn Bäumer
Script continuityJan Birka
EditorAlexander Dittner
Online editorIon-Petru Tanase
Assistant editorMagdalena Winhart
2nd assistant editorAndschana Eschenbach
GripMarco di Sturini
Drone pilotLukas Maurer
Aerials & 150.000 Lumen LED
Aerials & 150.000 Lumen LED
Drone pilotJürgen Christa
Zusatz campilots
Zusatz campilots
GafferJosef Wollinger
GafferHolger Löhner
Beleuchter
Beleuchter
Best boy electricFlorian Kopske
Lighting technician / electricianNikolaus Pirchtner
Lighting technician / electricianSamuel Goehr
Lighting technician / electricianHolger Löhner
Balloon light operatorChristian Saalfeld
Key makeup artist/hair stylistTatjana Krauskopf
hist
hist
Makeup artist / hair stylistDiana Rohde
Makeup artist / hair stylistFranziska Röder
Additional make up artistAlisia Schreiner
Additional make up artistBritta Balcke
historisch
historisch
Additional make up artistJennifer Hübner
fittings
fittings
Additional make up artistEsther Behrendt
fittings
fittings
Additional make up artistGloria Göschel
Additional make up artistIsabelle Neu
4 T Fitting, 5 DT, historisch
4 T Fitting, 5 DT, historisch
Additional make up artistAlisza Pfeifer
Assistant makeup artistLili Zawierucha
ComposerRalf Wengenmayr
ComposerMarvin Miller
Production designerBernd Lepel
Art directorRalf Schreck
Assistant art directorKinga Eperjesi
Set decoratorKerstin Grund
Assistant set decoratorSeralp Kaethner
Berlin
Berlin
Assistant set decoratorJutta Glaser
Art department assistantSophia Burkardt
Construction coordinatorDaniel Lange
Nordhalben
Nordhalben
Prop masterJohannes Wild
Prop Master
Prop Master
Assistant to propmaster /- buyerNena Jägersberger
and photo preproduction
and photo preproduction
Standby propsJoachim Keppler
Set dresserChristian Münnich
Set dresserThomas Wimmer
Bayernteil
Bayernteil
Set dresserFriederike von Rohrscheidt
München
München
Set dresserMax Schindler
In Nordhalben
In Nordhalben
Property assistantIrman Thiessen
Greens personBarbara Jäger
Motiv Mödlareuth
Motiv Mödlareuth
Location scoutDieter Lotzmann
Location scoutRaidar Huber
Drehorte Berlin
Drehorte Berlin
Set builderTitus Kunze
Set builderAlexis Kunze
für Easy Set Company
für Easy Set Company
Stand by set builderMichael Däumler
Scenic painterEva Weymann
Head Painter
Head Painter
Scenic painterAnnette Fritze
SculptorEva Hartmann [1]
Nachdreh Garage
Nachdreh Garage
Graphic designerEva Hartmann [1]
Graphic artistWilli Hartmann
Prop handSabine Däumler
in München
in München
Property driverThomas Schlegel
SET DEC
SET DEC
Line producerUli Fauth
Production managerChristian Held
Senior stage managerMichael Hilscher
Production coordinatorKatja Zaus
Assistant production managerElisabeth (Ella) Liedtke
Unit manager (local system)Andreas Friz
Location manager (local system)Tobias Lehmann
Berlin
Berlin
Location manager (local system)Verena Vogl
Set manager/ floor managerLucius 'Luke' Brombeis
DT 40 Vertretung
DT 40 Vertretung
Set manager/ floor managerAlexander Vogl
Production secretaryJohanna Ihle
Assistant location managerRobin Nickel
Berlin
Berlin
Assistant location managerMatthias Kirsch
Bayern
Bayern
Assistant set/floor managerLuisa Eichler
Assistant set/floor managerLucius 'Luke' Brombeis
Production driverEmine Kisir
Production driverPatric Haiböck
Production driverIrina Lohmann
Production driverJakob Matthias
Production driverChristoph Siegert
Production driverRaymond Schulz
Berlin
Berlin
Production driverMarco Pirkl
Production driverNorbert Leo Mentrop
Berlin-Shoot
Berlin-Shoot
Production driverMarkus Reichelt
LKW Umsetzungen München & Umland über Fa. CineDriver
LKW Umsetzungen München & Umland über Fa. CineDriver
Set runnerJana Klingseisen
ScreenwriterThilo Röscheisen
ScreenwriterKit Hopkins
Production sound mixerRoland Winke
Boom operatorDaniel Hallhuber
Zusatz
Zusatz
Boom operatorAngelo Hopfer
Tonassistent + Surround Aufnahmen
Tonassistent + Surround Aufnahmen
Boom operatorPeter Brücklmair
Sound re-recording mixerChristian Bischoff
Assistant to sound re-recording mixerKarim El Morr
Sound designerChrissi Rebay
Sound designerMario Hubert
Adr recordistAlex Oberrader
Adr recordistHeiko Müller
Dialogue editorChrissi Rebay
Foley editorMarco Hanelt
Foley artistUwe Zillner
Special effects supervisorDirk Lange
Special effects technicianFelix Bartholomä
Nebel, Feuer, Regen
Nebel, Feuer, Regen
Special effects technicianHelmut Neudorfer
Special effects technicianLuggi Leitner
Special effects technicianSebastian Bulst
Special effects technicianLukas Gaisberger
Stunt coordinatorTorsten Jerabek
Stuntman/womanBastian Volkmer
Stunt Double: David Kross
Stunt Double: David Kross
Stuntman/womanMartin Cronebach
Stuntman/womanTanja Pelster
Stuntman/womanMax Häusle
Stuntman/womanStephan 'Steve' Thiede
Stuntman/womanTim Vetter
Double
Double
Stuntman/womanHannes Pastor
Rolle: Mysteriöser Mann
Rolle: Mysteriöser Mann
Stuntman/womanFritzi Hennemann
Children's double Fitscher
Children's double Fitscher
Stuntman/womanHendrik Mohr
Stuntman/womanNikolai Mohr
Stuntplayer / Rolle älterer Junge
Stuntplayer / Rolle älterer Junge
Stunt riggerPetr Dvorak
Stunt riggerLukas Gaisberger
Stunt riggerFelix Bartholomä
Stunt riggerBastian Volkmer
Child supervisorSilvia Willmy

Production companies

CompanyComment
Herbx Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH [de]
SevenPictures Film GmbH [de]
Koproduktion
Koproduktion
Studiocanal GmbH (formerly Kinowelt GmbH) [de]
Koproduzent
Koproduzent

Distribution / Sales companies

CompanyComment
Cinemart [cz]
Tschechische Republik
Tschechische Republik
Studiocanal GmbH (formerly Kinowelt GmbH) [de]

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
GripCampilots
Drohnen, Cablecam
Drohnen, Cablecam
Animals for FilmRenate's Film-Tier-Ranch
Grenzhunde, Wachhund
Grenzhunde, Wachhund
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Filmgesichter
Berlin
Berlin
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur PRODUCER'S FRIEND
Bayern und Thüringen
Bayern und Thüringen
Stuntsface off GmbH
Lighting and Utilities4rent GmbH
Lighting and UtilitiesZasa Lights GmbH | balloonlight systems
Balloonlights
Balloonlights
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
Komparsenabrechnung
Komparsenabrechnung
Finance/Law/InsuranceDFG - Deutsche FilmversicherungsGemeinschaft
Filmversicherung
Filmversicherung
Production ConsultingFakner Film Service
Beratung,Kostüm, Ausstattung,Set
Beratung,Kostüm, Ausstattung,Set
Production ConsultingFakner Film Service
Production ConsultingPfisterer Safetyculture
Occupational safety specialist
Occupational safety specialist
Production ServicesBavaricus - Die Dienstleister für Film, Fernsehen & Werbung
Nachtwache
Nachtwache
Production Servicesfilmobil
Aufenthaltsmobile
Aufenthaltsmobile
Production ServicesHerz Medical GmbH
SetMedic&Brandschutz
SetMedic&Brandschutz
Production ServicesKipper Filmservice GmbH
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationRoad Rebel
CostumesFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH
Muc
Muc
CostumesJOLA-Rent
Maske,Garderobe,Castaufenthalte
Maske,Garderobe,Castaufenthalte
CostumesKostümfundus Babelsberg GmbH
KB: Lisy Christl
KB: Lisy Christl
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbH
Kostümequipment
Kostümequipment
CostumesSturm Handels GmbH
Uniformen
Uniformen
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH Kostümausstattung
KB: Lisy Christl
KB: Lisy Christl
DecorationDäumler Filmbau GmbH
DecorationNew Wave Kreativmanufaktur (Felix Schmidt)
Locations and StudiosBavaria Studios GmbH
Locations and StudiosFGV Schmidle GmbH
Makeup and HairManufaktur
Perücke David Kross
Perücke David Kross
Propspolizeiteam.de
Polizeirequisiten
Polizeirequisiten
PropsSonnewald
PropsSturm Handels GmbH
Requisiten
Requisiten
Special Effectsbffx | Björn Friese Spezialeffekte & Pyrotechnik
SFX Berlin
SFX Berlin
Special EffectsLange special effects
Special Effectsstar-effects
Bau Schienensystem
Bau Schienensystem
Vehicles and aircraftsFilmfahrzeuge- & Setbetreuung Christian Schulz
Spielfahrzeuge DDR 1979
Spielfahrzeuge DDR 1979
Vehicles and aircraftsGenex DDR Fahrzeuge
GDR vehicles
GDR vehicles
Film Processing/TransfersMedia Services GmbH - Pharos The Post Group
Score /MusicDeutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Sound (Postproduction)Wavefront Studios GmbH

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Roland Winke2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]
Beste Tongestaltung
Beste TongestaltungNominated
Michael Herbig2019Haugesund - The Norwegian Int. Film Festival [no]
Audience Award
Audience AwardWinner
Torsten Breuer2019Deutscher Kamerapreis [de]
Kinospielfilm
KinospielfilmNominated
Ralf Wengenmayr2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]
Beste Filmmusik
Beste FilmmusikNominated
Christian Bischoff2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]
Beste Tongestaltung
Beste TongestaltungNominated
Chrissi Rebay2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]
Beste Tongestaltung
Beste TongestaltungNominated
Marvin Miller2019Deutscher Filmpreis [de]
Beste Filmmusik
Beste FilmmusikNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2019NorwayHaugesund - The Norwegian International Film Festival

TV-broadcast

TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Sunday, 17/01/2021, 10.40 PMCiné+ Émotions
RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Wednesday, 13/01/2021, 8.50 PMCiné+ Émotions
RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Thursday, 31/12/2020, 8.50 PMCiné+ Club
First showingGermanySAT.1Sunday, 27/09/2020, 8.15 PM
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 21/04/2020, 10.45 PM
First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Thursday, 26/03/2020, 2.05 PMCanal+ Cinéma

Cinema releases and premieres

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseSpainFriday, 06/09/2019
Theatre releaseSwedenFriday, 16/08/2019
Theatre releaseFinlandFriday, 16/08/2019
Theatre releaseBelgiumWednesday, 17/04/2019
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 10/04/2019
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 27/09/2018