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Le voyage du ballon rouge
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Flight of the Red Balloon -- A boy is followed by a mysterious balloon around Paris, a city that has never looked so beautiful as when shot by the world's most lauded director, Hou Hsiao Hsien.

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30 January 2008 (France) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Pointless and Boring See more (36 total) »

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Directed by
Hsiao-Hsien Hou 
 
Writing credits
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Hsiao-Hsien Hou 
François Margolin 

Produced by
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Kristina Larsen .... producer
François Margolin .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ping Bin Lee 
 
Film Editing by
Jean-Christophe Hym 
Ching-Song Liao 
 
Production Design by
Paul Fayard 
 
Production Management
Florence Cohen .... assistant production manager
 
Art Department
Charlie Cappagli .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Shih Yi Chu .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Léo Hinstin .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Lionel Berner .... assistant location manager
Christophe Besnard .... assistant to producer
Nicolas Leclerc .... production assistant
Lina Martins .... assistant: Juliette Binoche
Nadege Pageau .... production staff
Charles-Edouard Renault .... legal counsel
Marie Sonne-Jensen .... assistant to producer
 
Thanks
Damien Maestraggi .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Le voyage du ballon rouge" - France (original title)
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115 min
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The director's first film to be shot outside of Asia.See more »
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References Severance (2006)See more »

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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Pointless and Boring, 3 January 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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