History Film / TheRedBalloon

18th Feb '15 8:19:58 AM allium
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The film won an Oscar for best original screenplay. It is the only short film to win any of the five major Oscars (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay). It also won the Palme d'Or for short films at Cannes.

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The film won an Oscar for best original screenplay.Best Original Screenplay. It is the only short film to win any of the five major Oscars (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay). It also won the Palme d'Or for short films at Cannes.
16th Feb '15 9:34:59 AM freesefan
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The film won an Oscar for best original screenplay, the Palme d'Or short films at Cannes, and similar awards in the Academy Awards and BAFTA.

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The film won an Oscar for best original screenplay, screenplay. It is the only short film to win any of the five major Oscars (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay). It also won the Palme d'Or for short films at Cannes, and similar awards in the Academy Awards and BAFTA.
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* AnimateInanimateObject
* {{Balloonacy}}: In the ending.

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* AnimateInanimateObject
AnimateInanimateObject: It becomes clear that the balloon is sentient and is following the boy around.
* {{Balloonacy}}: In the ending.ending, as not nearly enough balloons take the boy flying.
* BittersweetEnding: The balloon sinks to the ground and is popped by one of the bullies. But all the other balloons of Paris arrive and take the boy for a ride.



* DistractedByTheSexy: The only time in the movie when the balloon leaves the boy comes when the baloon is distracted by a blue balloon.



* TheFifties
* GangOfBullies

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* TheFifties
* GangOfBullies
GangOfBullies: The other local kids who chase after Pascal and eventually take the balloon.



* KidsAreCruel
* MagicalRealism
* {{Minimalism}}: Most of the film is silent and there are around two scenes of actual dialog.

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* KidsAreCruel
KidsAreCruel: Popping a sentient balloon certainly qualifies.
* MagicalRealism
* {{Minimalism}}: Most of the
MagicalRealism: It's a film is silent and there are around two scenes of actual dialog.set in th real world, with a sentient balloon.



* SilenceIsGolden: There are about four lines of dialogue in a 34-minute movie. It easily could have been made as a silent film.



* YouAreNotAlone: In the final scenes.

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* YouAreNotAlone: In the final scenes.scenes, as all the balloons of Paris come to the boy.
24th May '14 5:48:33 AM Patachou
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''The Red Balloon'' (French: ''Le Ballon rouge'') is a 1956 34 minute short film about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy and his balloon]]. It was directed by Albert Lamroisse.

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''The Red Balloon'' (French: ''Le Ballon rouge'') is a 1956 34 minute short film about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy and his balloon]]. It was directed by Albert Lamroisse.
Lamorisse.
7th Sep '13 11:10:25 PM MHarrington
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* GayParee
4th Jul '13 11:02:26 PM gallium
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* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Balloon]]



* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Balloon]]



* TearJerker. For an ''inanimate object'', no less.
1st May '13 9:18:34 PM LeeM
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* TearJerker. For an ''inanimate object'', no less.
5th Apr '13 1:47:22 PM JIKTV
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''The Red Balloon'' (French: ''Le Ballon rouge'') is a 1956 34 minute short film about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy and his balloon]]. It was directed by Albert Lamroisse.

One day, a young boy named Pascal finds [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a red balloon]]. The balloon is actually alive and has a sentient mind of its own. Thus, they set off an adventure in Paris.

While a simplistic film made for children and to preserve the Ménilmontant section of Paris in film, critics noted the beautiful cinematography, woodwind score, and idealist allegories in a post World War II Paris. It is noted as an art film.

The film became a sensation in the United States especially with the children. Schools often show the film in cafeterias and the film, for a while, became the largest selling non-running theatrical print.

The film won an Oscar for best original screenplay, the Palme d'Or short films at Cannes, and similar awards in the Academy Awards and BAFTA.

It is also available on Creator/TheCriterionCollection.
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!!!Tropes used:

* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Balloon]]
* AnimateInanimateObject
* {{Balloonacy}}: In the ending.
* TheCityOfLight
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Guess who's featuring in the show?
* TheFifties
* GangOfBullies
* LeFilmArtistique
* KidsAreCruel
* MagicalRealism
* {{Minimalism}}: Most of the film is silent and there are around two scenes of actual dialog.
* SceneryPorn
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Definitely idealistic. Brian Gibson, film critic, writes that the film can be seen in an [[http://www.vueweekly.com/article.php?id=7536 escapist stance]] towards Pascal.
* ShortFilm
* SlidingScaleOfLivingToys: The balloon is at Level 4.
* YouAreNotAlone: In the final scenes.
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