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Le ballon rouge
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Writer:
Albert Lamorisse (written by)
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Release Date:
11 March 1957 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 5 wins See more »
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(56 articles)
The Definitive Original Screenplays: 40-31
 (From SoundOnSight. 23 February 2014, 9:48 PM, PST)

Oscars: Why Not World’s Best Picture?
 (From Variety - Film News. 27 December 2013, 1:26 PM, PST)

A Story of Children and Film | 2013 Tiff Review
 (From ioncinema. 5 September 2013, 1:00 PM, PDT)

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Le Ballon Rouge is a masterpiect of Short Film making... See more (76 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pascal Lamorisse ... Pascal - le petit garçon
Georges Sellier ... Le marchand
Vladimir Popov ... Un locataire
Paul Perey
Sabine Lamorisse ... La petite fille au ballon bleu
Michel Pezin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renée Marion ... La mère de Pascal
Renaud ... Le jumeau en rouge (uncredited)
David Séchan ... L'autre jumeau en rouge (uncredited)
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Directed by
Albert Lamorisse 
 
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Albert Lamorisse (written by)

Produced by
Albert Lamorisse .... producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Leroux  (as Maurice Le Roux)
 
Cinematography by
Edmond Séchan 
 
Film Editing by
Pierre Gillette 
 
Production Management
Michel Pezin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edmond Agabra .... assistant director
André Fontaine .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Pierre Vuillemin .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Goupil .... assistant camera
Pierre Goupil .... associate camera operator
 
Other crew
Reinie Bource .... script supervisor
Lise Haas .... production secretary
Claire Viroulaud .... press attache: 2007
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le ballon rouge" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
34 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | France:U | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:0 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:0 (canton of Vaud) | UK:U (DVD rating) | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
First film of singer Renaud, aged three.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The boy comes up to the front window of a bakery shop and peers in, and we see him eyeing the display of bakery goods. Then the camera position changes so that we see the boy from the inside of the bakery, but from the inside looking out, the selection and arrangement of displayed items is suddenly quite different than what we just saw from the outside view.See more »
Quotes:
Pascal - le petit garçon:Could you hold my balloon while I'm in school?See more »

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26 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Le Ballon Rouge is a masterpiect of Short Film making..., 3 November 2004
Author: Martin McGlone (martin.mcglone@sohoimages.com) from London, England

Le Ballon Rouge is a masterpiece in Short Film making. It tells the story of the day of a life of a parisian boy who finds a red balloon on his way to school. Or rather it finds him. Everybody, it seems is rather keen to see the boy get rid of the balloon. He arrives at school and is not allowed to bring the balloon in with him. He lets it go and it flies off, only to be waiting for him at the end of the day, hovering outside in the school yard. Further adventures ensue throughout the day culminating in a spectacular ending for the boy. It is wonderfully directed by Albert Lamorisse. This fantasy is elegant in direction and editing on the screen. The acting is understated and quite delightful. It has always been my favourite of all Short Films. I wonder if it exists as a theatrical print. I've only ever seen it on TV. I'd love to see it projected.

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