The Red Balloon (French, Subtitled in English)

Director: Albert Lamorisse
Rating 4.5
151 ratings
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Item:  CRRN 1746D

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Criterion
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
    • Subtitles - English - Optional

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Directed by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1956 - Best Original Screenplay: Albert Lamorisse
Cannes 1956 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 11/30/2007
"To see THE RED BALLOON is to laugh, and cry, at the impossible joy of being a child again." -- Grade: A

Product Description:

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 Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Classic | High Flying | Recommended | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Also available from Home Vision Cinema as part of a double-feature with "White Mane".
  • According to Georges Sadoul, 25,000 balloons were used in the film.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 102,337
  • UPC: 715515028820
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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