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The Red Balloon ( 1956 )

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A young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere.

friendship 8/10

The film beautifully portrays the special bond between the boy and his red balloon.

innocence 7/10

The story focuses on the simple, pure perspective of a child.

empathy 6/10

The protagonist shows empathy towards the balloon, treating it as a companion.

perseverance 5/10

The boy shows determination in protecting his balloon despite the challenges.

violence 3/10

Some scenes depict children being unkind to each other and a group of boys chasing and attacking the red balloon.

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