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The Black Balloon (2012)

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While trying to move 40 kids six New York City blocks all by himself, a stressed man accidentally loses a bouquet of a hundred balloons. In that bouquet, a lone black balloon scurries free ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mustafa Bekiroglu
Kennon Bltut
Eleonore Hendricks
Francesca LaPrelle
Miranda LaPrelle
Ava Rawski
Angel Rosa
William Skinner
Larry 'Ratso' Sloman
Bea Spade
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While trying to move 40 kids six New York City blocks all by himself, a stressed man accidentally loses a bouquet of a hundred balloons. In that bouquet, a lone black balloon scurries free from the rest. It dies and comes back to life, returning to the city, cruising for a companion. On its beat, it learns that humans are complicated creatures with extreme highs and lows, but full of life nonetheless. A film intended to be for children that turned into a sci-fi urban fable, this is the story of The Black Balloon Written by Josh and Benny Safdie

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