The Flight of the Red Balloon (2008)

Flight of the Red Balloon
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 54mins.
Genres Drama, Adventure, Foreign, Children, Urban
Keywords childhood, motherhood
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Juliette Binoche Actor Suzanne 1 1000001
Hippolyte Girardot Actor Marc 1 1000002
Fang Song Actor Song 1 1000003
Simon Iteanu Actor Simon 1 1000004
Louise Margolin Actor Louise 1 1000005
Flore Vannier-Moreau Actor n/a 1 1000006
Gregory Dreyfuss Actor n/a 1 1000007
Anna Sigalevitch Actor n/a 1 1000008
William Hatig Actor n/a 1 1000009
Clara Dumont Actor n/a 1 1000010
Charles-Edouard Renault Actor n/a 1 1000011
Wang Chang Actor n/a 1 1000012
Marion Nicoud Actor n/a 1 1000013
Chuang-Tsain Lee Actor n/a 1 1000014
Solal Gomez Actor Child 1 1000015
Lillah Girardot Actor Child 1 1000016
Isaac Girardot Actor Child 1 1000017
Killian Mallart Actor Child 1 1000018
Louis Latour Actor Child 1 1000019
Lola Redreau Actor Child 1 1000020
Lucile Redreau Actor Child 1 1000021
Philippe Redreau Actor Child 1 1000022
Alain Recoing Actor Grandfather 1 1000023
Hou Hsiao-Hsien Director n/a 2 2000001
Kristina Larsen Producer n/a 3 3000001
Francois Margolin Producer n/a 3 3000002
Francois Margolin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Kristina Larsen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Liao Ching-song Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Mathilde Incerti Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Hou Hsiao-Hsien Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Francois Margolin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Liao Ching-song Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Sylvie Barthet Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Emmanuel Guille Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Vincent Lorca Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Yao Hung-i Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Lin I-Chu Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Mark Lee Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jean-Christophe Hym Editor n/a 172 7000001
Liao Ching-song Editor n/a 172 7000002
Camille Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Paul Fayard Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Jean-Charline Tomlinson Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Christophe Robin Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000002
Jean-Claude Gallon Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000003
Nathalie Charron Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000004
Gilles Degivry Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000005
Liao Jen Makeup n/a 353 13000006
Chu Shih Yi Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000001
Tu Chin Sound Re-recordist n/a 120943 14000002
Synopsis
Suzanne is a mother overwhelmed by her obligations. With the classes she teaches, her puppet shows and her two children, Simon and Louise, she has been raising alone, she does not have a moment to breathe. To alleviate the situation, she takes in a young Taiwanese babysitter, Song Fang. On his way home from school, Simon, who is 7 years old, tours her through the neighborhood. Soon, Song Fang and Simon share an imaginary world: a strange red balloon begins to follow them everywhere. While Suzanne is caught up in a court case involving a tenant downstairs, Son Fang becomes even more important in her life. In the end, it is Song Fang's input that helps Suzanne get her life under control.