Flight of the Red Balloon

Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

  • Genre: Family, Drama
  • Release Date: 2007-05-17
  • User Rating: 6.0/10 from 37 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: 普通话
  • Production Company: 3H Productions
  • Production Country: France, Taiwan
  • Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien
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From 37 Ratings


The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, 'Flight of the Red Balloon' tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on location in Paris. This is Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first Western film. It is based on the classic French short The Red Balloon directed by Albert Lamorisse.

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  • Juliette Binoche

    as Suzanne
  • Simon Iteanu

    as Simon
  • Song Fang

    as Song
  • Hippolyte Girardot

    as Marc
  • Louise Margolin

    as Louise
  • Anna Sigalevitch

    as Anna
  • Flore Vannier-Moreau

    as Flore
Production Rémi Burah Co-Producer
Directing Hou Hsiao-hsien Director
Writing Hou Hsiao-hsien Writer
Editing Liao Ching-Sung Editor
Production François Margolin Producer
Writing François Margolin Writer
Production Kristina Larsen Producer
Editing Jean-Christophe Hym Editor
Camera Mark Lee Ping-Bing Director of Photography
Art Paul Fayard Production Design
Sound Shih Yi Chu Sound