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German GCSE Study Morning: Ballon

Recommended for GCSE and equivalent level German

This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list please email groups@homemcr.org or call Box Office on 0161 200 1500 (12:00 – 18:00, Mon-Fri)

Before the screening of Ballon there will be an introduction to the film which will include some political, historical and geographical contextual information. After the film we will talk about some of the key themes of the film (as much of the session as possible will be in German).

Led by Maggie Hoffgen, Freelance Film Lecturer.

Screening: Ballon (12A)
(Balloon)
Dir Michael Bully Herbig / Germany / 2018

125mins / German with English Subtitles
Friedrich Mücke / Karoline Schuch / David Kross
One of the most spectacular attempts to cross over from the former Communist East Germany is recalled in Michael Herbig’s immersive drama. During the most tense times of the Cold War, two families hatched an audacious plan; to sneak over to the west in the dead of night in a home-made hot air balloon. They spent months fashioning their patchwork escape balloon in secret, before embarking on their escape attempt at enormous personal and political risk.

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