Le Ballon Rouge

Le Ballon Rouge

The Red Balloon

DVD - 2008
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This film tells a story of a lonely French boy and the amazing loyal balloon that follows him everywhere.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Janus Films, 2008, c1956.
Edition: Full Screen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (34 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Red balloon [videorecording]


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Apr 23, 2016

Loved this whimsical and shining movie, set largely in the charming culture amid the devastation still prominent in Paris a few years after the war. The little boy ran with his red balloon through fields pockmarked with craters, and among buildings falling to bits, just as I remember London when I was a kid. Innocence triumphs, but not by overcoming evil, rather by escaping it, presenting a dilemma and a decision we all have to make eventually .... as someone said earlier in this thread, redemption is the theme ....... French existentialism at its height ...... White Mane is a similar movie made by the same folks, lovely adventure and ride .....

Mar 29, 2016

A sensitive and often funny film, but ultimately about redemption. I was distracted by wondering how they filmed it.

Mar 16, 2016

Saw this as a child (50 yrs ago) it is beautiful beyond description and has not lost it's magic 4 me or any children I introduce it 2. The lack of dialogue adds to the charm and it's universal appeal. It would be a shame 4 any child to miss the opportunity to view this; no matter what their age. A great way 2 spend some rainy day time.

Jun 16, 2015

The sweet innocence and charm of a bygone age.

d2013 Dec 21, 2014

A wonderful story of a little boy and a red balloon. Great film!

May 02, 2014

Wonderful and beautiful. A simple story of a boy and his balloon, who at times seems a little more human. Takes time to enable the viewer to invest in the story and it's central characters.

Mar 09, 2013

a magical tale of the lure of a red balloon.

Mar 13, 2010

There are hardly any words spoken in this film; however, it is a beautiful and poignant tribute to childhood and friendship, despite the violence and cruelty of the world.

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