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The Balloon
The Balloon

The Balloon 1981


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The Balloon 1981

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Frank Prendergast

If the love child of Alfred Hitchcock and Federico Fellini were commissioned by Slush Puppy to make a road safety film, then this would be it. The mix of high and low camera angles, the music, and the creepy clown with his mysterious balloons all add up to a strangely dreamlike experience. The fact that two kids are apparently struck by cars, but everyone is more worried about burst balloons only adds to the almost certainly unintended surrealism.

Directed by

Frank Prendergast


Steve Jones

Sean Barrett


Children's Public Information Filler


Green Cross Code Road safety


Public Information Films




United Kingdom



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