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Flight of the Red Balloon

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Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

117 min - Family, Drama - 17 May 2007
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The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, 'Flight of the Red Balloon' tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on location in Paris. This is Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first Western film. It is based on the classic French short The Red Balloon directed by Albert Lamorisse.

Director:  Hou Hsiao-hsien
Writers:  Hou Hsiao-hsien, François Margolin

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The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, 'Flight of the Red Balloon' tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on location in Paris. This is Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first Western film. It is based on the classic French short The Red Balloon directed by Albert Lamorisse.


Collections: Hou Hsiao-hsien

Genres: Family, Drama

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Country:   France Taiwan
Language:  普通话, French
Release Date:  17 May 2007

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Budget:  $3,000,000

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 57 min

A mysterious red balloon affectionately follows seven-year-old Simon around Paris.

His mother Suzanne is a puppeteer who uses her vocal ta- lents to bring life to the shows she writes.

Completely absorbed in her new show, single mother Suzanne becomes overwhelmed by the complications of modern daily life. She decides to hire Song Fang, a Taiwanese fi lm student, to help her care for Simon.