The Black Balloon

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The Black Balloon

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The Black Balloon

Release Date: March 08, 2008

Year    :   2008
Slogan    :   «Sometimes it's hard to be the odd one in.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Black Balloon Productions
Director    :   Elissa Down
Producers    :   Toni Collette, Tristram Miall, Jimmy Jack
Writers    :   Elissa Down, Jimmy Jack, Duncan Thompson, Kelly Lefever
RunTime    :   97 mins.
Budget    :   5000000
Revenue    :   5000000

Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?

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