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The Red Balloon

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Drama Fantasy 195634 minutesOn: HBO MAX The Criterion Channel Hoopla 
Tags: Paris Friendship Classic Country: France

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.The Red Balloon featuring Pascal Lamorisse and Georges Sellier is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Hoopla, and 5 others. It's a drama and fantasy movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (17,020 votes).

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Albert Lamorisse


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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel, Hoopla & 2 others).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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Not available to watch free online.

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#6,091 Ranked Movie

#8 Ranked in Movies on IndieFlix

#372 Ranked in Friendship Movies

#641 Ranked in Family Movies

The Red Balloon has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (17,020 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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