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What do you get if you pair a legendary Taiwanese director (Hou Hsiao Hsien) with an Oscar-winning French actress (Juliette Binoche)? Apparently, a red balloon that floats around touching everything -- and everyone -- in its path. It floats above a city, and near a train. And then Juliette finally shows up, blonde. She sits in a chair. She takes a loving photograph of a child (hers?). The balloon continues to float above the city. Juliette fights with a man and kicks him out, talks on the phone while the child stands there anxiously. The child eventually sees the balloon and suddenly steals the whole movie from our French film star. I'll go ahead and give away the ending: The balloon keeps floating. Juliette finds some peace, in the form of hugging the child. There's lovely, la-la-ing French music, but absolutely no dialogue. We're completely befuddled.

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