Tag Archives: East Germany

Balloon (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A passable film based on one extraordinary real-life story

I was quite interested in watching German film “Balloon” for a personal reason. It is based on an unbelievable real-life story which was also the basis of 1982 Disney film “Night Crossing” (1982), and that movie was incidentally one of … Continue reading

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Barbara (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4): She’s being watched – and she knows

During the opening sequence of “Barbara”, we come to know that she is being watched – and she knows too well. She lives in East Germany in 1980, and it is an oppressive world in which the life can be … Continue reading

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