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253 Ratings

The Black Balloon

Directed by Elissa Down
Australia, United Kingdom, 2008


When Thomas (Rhys Wakefield) and his family move to a new home and he has to start at a new school, all he wants is to fit in.

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The Black Balloon Directed by Elissa Down

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2008 | 2 wins including: Best Feature Film - Generation 14plus (Crystal Bear)

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2009 | 3 wins including: Best Film

2009 | 7 nominations including: Best Actor

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2008 | Winner: Best Children's Feature Film

AACTA International Awards

2008 | 6 wins including: Best Film

2008 | 5 nominations including: Best Lead Actor

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