The Red Balloon

Le Ballon rouge
by Albert Lamorisse 0h36min France 1956
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Film details

The Red Balloon
by Albert Lamorisse

In this nearly wordless children’s fable, a red balloon forms a life of its own and starts to follow a young boy through his daily activities around the streets of Paris.

Status of the VoD copy


  • Pascal Lamorisse : Le petit garçon
  • Sabine Lamorisse : Une femme
  • Georges Sellier : Un homme
  • And with: Vladimir Popov, Paul Perey, René Marion


  • Director Albert Lamorisse
  • Scenario Albert Lamorisse
  • Photo director Edmond Séchan
  • Sound Pierre Vuillemin
  • Editing Pierre Gillette
  • Original music Maurice Le Roux
  • Production Compagny Les Films Montsouris
  • Distributor Films Distribution

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1956
  • Release date for France11/02/1956
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageFrench
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