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Don Hertzfeldt (writer)
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A balloon wraps itself around a young child's hand, bringing him higher and higher, much to the child's delight... but... | Add synopsis »
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Cruel, ugly and just plain sick....I want MORE! See more (11 total) »

Directed by
Don Hertzfeldt 
 
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Don Hertzfeldt  writer

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Don Hertzfeldt .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Rebecca Moline 
 
Film Editing by
Rebecca Moline 
 
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Don Hertzfeldt .... sound
 
Animation Department
Don Hertzfeldt .... animator
 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Cruel, ugly and just plain sick....I want MORE!, 13 February 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This short film from Don Hertzfeldt is a very sadistic film indeed and seems to possibly be inspired (in a negative way) by the "classic" French short film, THE RED BALLOON. Because Hertzfeldt is a very bizarre person with a sick sense of humor, the red balloon in this film is a nasty piece of work--spending the entire film either pummeling the poor kid or dropping him from extreme heights again and again. There certainly isn't anything deep or philosophical here--just stick figure-like beings getting the crap knocked out of them by Satanic balloons.

This film is highly recommended for teens, sick and twisted adults and,...um...that's all. As for artsy folks out there, DON'T see this under any circumstances. It will offend you and taint your opinions of THE RED BALLOON!

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