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The Black Balloon (2012)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 20 January 2012 (USA)
While trying to move 40 kids six New York City blocks all by himself, a stressed man accidentally loses a bouquet of a hundred balloons. In that bouquet, a lone black balloon scurries free ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mustafa Bekiroglu Mustafa Bekiroglu
Kennon Bltut Kennon Bltut
Eleonore Hendricks
Francesca LaPrelle Francesca LaPrelle
Miranda LaPrelle Miranda LaPrelle
Ava Rawski Ava Rawski
Angel Rosa Angel Rosa
William Skinner William Skinner
Larry 'Ratso' Sloman
Andy Spade
Bea Spade Bea Spade
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Storyline

While trying to move 40 kids six New York City blocks all by himself, a stressed man accidentally loses a bouquet of a hundred balloons. In that bouquet, a lone black balloon scurries free from the rest. It dies and comes back to life, returning to the city, cruising for a companion. On its beat, it learns that humans are complicated creatures with extreme highs and lows, but full of life nonetheless. A film intended to be for children that turned into a sci-fi urban fable, this is the story of The Black Balloon Written by Josh and Benny Safdie

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Red Bucket Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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penetrating performances
15 August 2018 | by willsteenlandanSee all my reviews

The black balloon is a masterclass in American short films. The performances are standout, remain with you long after the watching the film. Josh & Benn are a rare dynamic family duo unlike the other sibling-teams they break the rules with finesse.


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