Albert Lamorisse's Classic Shorts-White Mane/The Red Balloon (1956)

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Released 3-Dec-2008
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Albert Lamorisse's Oscar(R)-winning short film is one of the best-loved children's classics of the cinema! Amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Paris, a young boy befriends a red balloon, which follows him wherever he goes. As the boy travels wordlessly from place to place, the balloon is his omnipresent companion, before the harshness of human nature threatens their friendship. An allegory about humanity and the divine, this childhood favourite combines simplistic yet compelling storytelling with an outstanding visual style.

Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, THE WHITE MANE is another classic children's short film from celebrated auteur Albert Lamorisse. Set in the Carmague in France, a wild, white-maned horse is being pursued by a gang of ranchers. Despite the horse's unwillingness to be captured and controlled, a young boy manages to befriend White Mane, and together they flee from their pursuers in search of freedom. Filmed in a documentary style but with a distinctively child-like narration, WHITE MANE is a romantic and tragic story of liberty and the injustice of man.
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Pascal Lamorisse
Alain Emery
Laurent Roche
Francois Perie
Denys Colomb Daunant
Charles Guillaume
Alain Colomb Daunant
Sabine Lamorisse
Georges Sellier
Vladimir Popov
René Marion
Paul Perey
Directed by
Albert Lamorisse
Maurice Le Roux
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Drama 1956 72:41 (Case: 74) 576i (PAL) 4
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French Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s), French Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s)
English (Burned In)
Main Menu Audio & Animation, Featurette-My Father Was A Balloon - A film about Albert Lamorisse, Featurette-Portrait Of Alain Emery, Teaser Trailer-Director's Suite Trailers
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