In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, this Academy Award-winning short film has enchanted young and old for generations.

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  1. Albert Lamorisse

    Director, Writer

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  1. PL

    Pascal Lamorisse

    Pascal the Boy

  2. GS

    Georges Sellier


  3. PP

    Paul Perey

  4. VP

    Vladimir Popov

    Un locataire

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Original Title Le ballon rouge

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 0h 34m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • March 11, 1957
    NR, Theatrical



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