While his brother is fighting in WWI, a small independent Australian boy who lives in the countryside with his overbearing mother and pet dog and who must wear a leg brace decides to overcome his handicap no matter what.
A boy's first step towards manhood - like the balloon - he wants to be free!
Did You Know?
Around eight hundred tons of dirt were spread over the asphalt streets of the Australian country town of Carcoar, New South Wales in Australia so as to recreate the early 20th Century period that the film was set in. See more