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Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)
"Le voyage du ballon rouge" (original title)

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A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.

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In Paris, Chinese cinema student Song Fang is hired to work as the nanny of Simon by his divorced mother Suzanne, who works voicing marionettes in a theater. Suzanne is having troubles with her tenant Marc, who does not pay the rent, while she waits for the return of her older daughter Louise, who lives with her father in Brussels. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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30 January 2008 (France)  »

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O Voo do Balão Vermelho  »

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€3,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,222 (USA) (4 April 2008)

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$459,364 (USA) (15 August 2008)
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Like a Memory.....
28 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First things first, this is the slowest movie I have ever seen. Video shots are extremely long, and many shots are of the characters are of long mundane activities. It reminds me of sitting and chatting to friends on our porch for hours every evening in the south.

Yet I liked it. I found the move almost like a dream - and as I walked out of the theater, It was like I had been in Paris for the last week.

I would recommend this to anyone who is open to new experiences, or to see a glimpse of the world from a unique perspective. And if the magic buried in the subtle moments of life is food for your soul, this is your ticket.

If you want conflict, action, or comedy, this is not your pooch.

Aww heck., take the plunge - watch something unique, and do not bring a watch.


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