The movie "Earthbound" is based on an authentic story: Franz Seeliger, a 75 year old psychiatric patient wants to steer a self-built, muscle propelled flying machine. But he is kept in custody since the Thrid Reich. After Dr. Frank launched his case to the press, Seeliger is released to a retirement home and his plan(e)s can now take shape. He is supported by the new manageress Hanna, his former doctor who also left the clinic. The old man shortly becomes acquainted with a group of circus freaks. After successfully performing his flying bicycle act he decides to never return to the retirement home but rather tour with the circus. But at the initiative of his guardian, Dr. Frank, the old man is escorted back by the police. It's now that Seeliger has to fulfill his dream: To fly by throwing himself with all his might at the ground and missing. Best artistic contribution (Europe Cinema, Viareggion Italy). Best screenplay (Imagfic, Madrid, Spain). Prix De la federation Del cine club, ...