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

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Family  |  30 January 2008 (France)
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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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$35,222 (USA) (4 April 2008)

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$459,364 (USA) (15 August 2008)
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Pointless and Boring
3 January 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Paris, the Chinese student of cinema Song Fang (Song Fang) is hired to work as the nanny of Simon (Simon Iteanu) by his divorced mother Suzanne (Juliette Binoche) that works dubbing marionettes in a theater. Suzanne is having troubles with her tenant Marc (Hyppolyte Girarddot) that does not pay the rent while she waits for the return of her older daughter Louise (Louise Margolin) that lives with her father in Brussels.

"Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge" is a pointless and boring movie about the quotidian life of a woman that dubs marionettes and lives alone with her beloved son. I cannot understand the hype surrounding this disappointing movie that goes nowhere, where the greatest excitement is when the workers move the piano to the upper floor and the greatest curiosity for those that have never played piano is when the technician tunes up the same piano. The pretentious director Hsiao-hsien Hou includes a red balloon to give the appearance of cult-movie to this forgettable flick that wastes the talented Juliette Binoche in a dull story. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "A Viagem do Balão Vermelho" ("The Voyage of the Red Balloon")


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