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Le ballon rouge
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Director:
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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(57 articles)
User Reviews:
Wonderful Cinematic Gem See more (80 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 
 
Writing credits
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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This film had one of the largest non-theatrical runs in the history of American cinema. Thousands of 16-millimeter prints were distributed to schools across the country.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: For a brief instant, a wire can be seen attached to balloon as boy waits to cross street. Wire stands out against blue coat of man standing behind him looking on as the boy waits for intersection to clear.See more »
Quotes:
Pascal - le petit garçon:Could you hold my balloon while I'm in school?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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29 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful Cinematic Gem, 1 September 2001
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

THE RED BALLOON rescued by a small Parisian lad will transform his life in unbelievable ways.

This is a marvelous film, full of love & hope, searing sorrow & overwhelming joy. It is also a classic example of what can be done in a very limited time frame, with a compelling story and genius behind the camera.

The special effects are still entrancing, with wonderful editing & camerawork which turns the byways & alleys of old Paris into the canvas on which this fantasy is painted.

Director Albert Lamorisse's young son, Pascal, is the very fortunate star of this urban fairy tale.

If the tribulations & persecutions of the Red Balloon appear to be a type of Epiphany, that is probably no coincidence.

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