The red balloon

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Criterion Collection,
Pub. Date:
[2008]
Language:
French
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Most of French director Albert Lamorisse's films celebrate the miracle of flight, but few were as landmark as his 1956 short subject The Red Balloon. The story, told with a minimum of dialogue, concerns a little boy (played by the director's son Pascal) who comes across a helium-filled balloon. As he plays with his new acquisition, the boy discovers that the balloon seemingly has a mind of its own. The little red orb follows its new "master" all through the streets of Paris, then dogs the boy's trail into the schoolroom, which drives the teacher to comic distraction. Towards the end, it seems as though boy and balloon will be parted forever....but director Lamorisse has a delightful surprise in store for us. In an unusual move, The Red Balloon in its American TV premiere was introduced by Ronald Reagan as an episode of the CBS anthology G.E. Theater on April 2, 1961. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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auth_author2 Lamorisse, Albert., Lamorisse, Pascal., Lamorisse, Sabine., Marion, Renée., Perey, Paul., Pezin, Michel., Popof, Wladimir., Renaud, 1952-, Sellier, Georges, 1893-1988., Séchan, David.
author2-role Criterion Collection (Firm), Films Montsouris., Lamorisse, Albert.|Screenwriter, Lamorisse, Pascal.|Actor, Lamorisse, Sabine.|Actor, Marion, Renée.|Actor, Perey, Paul.|Actor, Pezin, Michel.|Actor, Popof, Wladimir.|Actor, Renaud,1952-|Actor, Sellier, Georges,1893-1988.|Actor, Séchan, David.|Actor
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display_description Pascal is a young French boy who discovers a stray balloon on the streets of Paris that seems to have a mind of its own and begins to follow Pascal everywhere. The two beome inseparable, yet the world's harsh realities finally interfere. A touching allegory of the magic powers of love and friendship.
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subject_facet 20e Arrondissement (Paris, France) -- Drama, Balloons -- France -- Paris -- Drama, Fantasy -- Feature, Fantasy films, Feature films, Fiction films, Friendship -- France -- Paris -- Drama, Paris (France) -- Drama, Schoolboys -- France -- Paris -- Drama, Short films, Youth -- Feature
title_display The red balloon
title_full The red balloon [videorecording (DVD)] / produced by Films Montsouris, a film by Albert Lamorisse ; director of production, Michel Pezin ; written and directed by Albert Lamorisse
title_short The red balloon
topic_facet Balloons, Friendship, Schoolboys
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