Red Balloon

Directed By: Albert Lamorisse

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In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world s harsh realities finally interfere.

Specifications

Studio Image Entertainment
SKU 206827229
UPC 715515028820
UPC 14 00715515028820
Format DVD
Release Date 4/29/2008
Keywords
Adventure
Classic
High Flying
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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 friends. This classic won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2008, Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao Hsien reimagined the beloved film as THE FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON.
Plot Summary
Summary 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.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "To see THE RED BALLOON is to laugh, and cry, at the impossible joy of being a child again." -- Grade: A 11/30/2007 p.116
Directors
Albert Lamorisse
Actors
Name Lamorisse,Pascal
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Cast & Crew
Albert Lamorisse - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1955
Catalog ID 1746
UPC 00715515028820
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 34 minutes
Color Color
Original Language French
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks French
Awards
Name Albert Lamorisse
Award Category Best Original Screenplay
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1956
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Lamorisse,Pascal
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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