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Le voyage du ballon rouge (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 30 January 2008 (France)
A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.

Director:

Hsiao-Hsien Hou

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Cast

Cast overview:
Juliette Binoche ... Suzanne
Hippolyte Girardot ... Marc
Simon Iteanu Simon Iteanu ... Simon
Fang Song Fang Song ... Song
Louise Margolin Louise Margolin ... Louise
Anna Sigalevitch Anna Sigalevitch ... Anna
Charles-Edouard Renault Charles-Edouard Renault ... Lorenzo
Damien Maestraggi Damien Maestraggi
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Taiwan

Language:

French | Mandarin

Release Date:

30 January 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight of the Red Balloon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,222, 6 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$459,364, 17 August 2008
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Like a Memory.....
28 April 2008 | by minocSee 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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