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THE SMALL ESCAPE

TEMPOMEDIA, Hamburg / BMW / 2020

Awards:

Bronze Cannes Lions
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Film

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Overview

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1964: Berlin is a divided city. Escaping the republic is punished with the order to shoot. Nevertheless, many people try more and more desperately to cross the border and reach freedom. They forge identity papers, dig tunnels, climb into hot air balloons - and hide in cars headed west.

But as the large vehicles are checked more and more closely, a Western Berliner has a seemingly impossible yet ingenious idea: the most inconspicuous car available at the time, the BMW Isetta, should help smuggle people across the border into the West.

Cultural / Context information for the jury

In 2019, BMW and the entire German population will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. BMW wants to remember all the victims of flight with this film and create a monument to the engineer who stood up and helped the refugees.

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