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* GayParee: Set in Paris, and the romantic-looking Paris of old buildings with character, not the Paris of gas stations and car dealerships.



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Compare ''Film/WhiteMane'', another ABoyAndHisX featurette by Albert Lamorisse that is light on dialogue.


* ABoyAndHisX: The film is about a boy and his balloon.

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* %%* ABoyAndHisX: The film is about a boy and his balloon.balloon. %% Add more context to describe their relationship and what effect it has on them. %%


* ShortFilm: The film is only 34 minutes long.



* ShortFilm: The film is only 34 minutes long.


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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 Lamorisse.

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''The Red Balloon'' (French: ''Le Ballon rouge'') is a 1956 34 minute 34-minute short film about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy and his balloon]]. It was directed by Albert Lamorisse.

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* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Balloon]]
* TheCityOfLight

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* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy ABoyAndHisX: The film is about a boy and His Balloon]]
* TheCityOfLight
his balloon.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Guess who's featuring in the show?

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Guess who's featuring in the show?The film is about a red balloon.



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* LeFilmArtistique

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* SceneryPorn

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* ShortFilm

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* ShortFilmShortFilm: The film is only 34 minutes long.


* MagicalRealism: It's a film set in th real world, with a sentient balloon.

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* MagicalRealism: It's a film set in th the real world, with a sentient balloon.


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

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


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.

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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 post-World War II Paris. It is noted as an art film.


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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.


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.
Cannes.



* 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.


''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.

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