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Le voyage du ballon rouge
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Flight of the Red Balloon (2007) More at IMDbPro »Le voyage du ballon rouge (original title)

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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.
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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Plot:
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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Like a Memory..... See more (36 total) »

Cast

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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
 
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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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24 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Like a Memory....., 28 April 2008
Author: minoc from United States

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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