Flight of the Red Balloon 2008
Amazon Instant Video
|Genres||Drama, International, Kids & Family|
|Starring||Juliette Binoche, Simon Iteanu|
|Supporting actors||Simon Iteanu, Fang Song, Louise Margolin, Anna Sigalevitch, Charles-Edouard Renault, Damien Maestraggi|
|MPAA rating||NR (Not Rated)|
|Rental rights||48 hour viewing period. Details|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
I watched the whole thing thinking that it would get better or something would be explained.
"The Flight of the Red Balloon" is also set in Paris and it DOES feature a balloon and a boy - but that's about as far as the comparisons go between the two movies.
Hsiao-hsien Hou's latest film is a collection of beautifully shot scenes, homage that is occasionally charming but too whimsical.
I was disappointed that this was not the original Red Balloon. The story was weak. I do not want to write more.Published 1 month ago by Ruth Dixon
I loved the 1956 classic, but this movie really does not have much to do with it. Sufficiently interesting as a French movie, but did not see much connection to original.Published 6 months ago by Madame O
Juliette Binoche and the whole ensemble are great.
This is a favorite film, full of heart and beauty.
And no explosions, car chases, etc. b.s.
Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao Hsien ventures away from his homeland for this homage to the classic French short film "Red Balloon. Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by K. Harris
Can a movie be this dull boring and still be hailed as a masterpiece by some? Wow. Yes it can. This was one of the most irritating movies I have ever seen. Nothing happens. Read morePublished on May 31, 2011 by D. Boss
Hou Hsiao-hsien may be the most fearless, sophisticated, and brilliant filmmaker of the last 30 years. Read more
This is not a remake of the original 1954 french classic. This is an arthouse inspired borefest that I truely wanted to love. Read morePublished on April 1, 2009 by Timothy meunier
And the award for best inanimate object in a supporting role goes to? Flight of the Red Balloon is a beautifully shot film from the biased p.o. Read morePublished on January 31, 2009 by Mike Liddell
Hou Hsaio Hsien's "The Flight of the Red Balloon" is a tribute of sorts to 1956's "The Red Balloon," probably the most well known and widely seen short film of all... Read more