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The Red Balloon (Ballon rouge, Le) (1956)

The Red Balloon
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Pascal Lamorisse Pascal Lamorisse
Pascal - le petit garçon
Georges Sellier Georges Sellier
Le marchand
Vladimir Popov Vladimir Popov
Un locataire
Paul Perey Paul Perey
Sabine Lamorisse Sabine Lamorisse
La petite fille au ballon bleu
Michel Pezin Michel Pezin
Renée Marion Renée Marion
La mère de Pascal
Renaud Renaud
Le jumeau en rouge

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The Red Balloon

9 years, 10 months ago at Aug 13 23:36
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One of my all time favourites. A child befriended by a mysterious red balloon that follows him through the streets of Paris. You can go on and on about the levels and layers of meaning in this magical short, but for me it's about the amazing scenery - the rundown back ways of Paris, and the beautiful way that red balloon floats through it like a guardian angel.
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Description: One of the most successful children's films ever made. This charming story centers around a lonely little boy who finds that a red balloon magically has a life of its own. As he chases the colorful, teasing object through the Paris streets, the child encounters a world full of adventure and fascinating people... but nothing can prepare him for his final experience with his new and playful friend. Perfect for all ages, this beautiful French film is a short with music and sound but no dialogue. The focal point is a bright red balloon, the psychological companion of a young French boy as he goes to school and plays with his fri ... (more)
Release date: 11 March 1957
UPC: 086624404035
Tags: Short (8), 1950s (7), France (6), 1956 (5), French (3), Foreign Language (1), Underoverrated (1), Children (1), School (1), Best Screenplay Oscar (1), Red (1), Balloon (1), Family (1), Boy (1), Short Film (1), Not Underrated (1), Childhood (1), Underrated (1), Paris (1), Not Overrated (1)
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