The Black Balloon

The Black Balloon

  • Director: Elissa Down
  • Writer: Elissa Down,Jimmy The Exploder
  • Countries of origin: Australia
  • Language: English
  • Release date: March 6, 2008
  • Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Чeрный шар
  • The Black Balloon is a 2008 drama film directed by Alyssa Dawn and starring Rhys Wakefield and Gemma Ward .
    The film tells the story of the Thomas family of four who moved to a small town in Commonwealth of Australia .


    • Release date March 6, 2008
    • Filming locations Bardia Parade, Holsworthy, New South Wales, Australia
    • Production companies Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC), Black Balloon Productions, Icon Entertainment International

    Box office


    A$5,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Jannie 2022-09-30 08:08:25


      I think the protagonists in the film are a group of lovely and respectable people. Thomas's mother works day and night for the family. She knows that if you don't take care of Charlie, he will inevitably suffer a more tragic fate, not to mention their mother's love for the family. , have a tenacious love for their children. Thomas's father is strong, as can be seen from his sturdy body. He can KO Charlie in the shortest time every time. He is also very humorous. When he was playing...

    • By Christy 2022-09-22 07:29:00

      We are all Thomas

      Each of us is Thomas, and brother Charlie is the pain we don’t want to talk about easily, maybe some kind of incurable disease that hits so hard, maybe it’s dark, maybe it’s something we can’t erase but don’t want to remember shadow. No matter how much we want to get rid of the dark clouds of the past or still haunting us, how much we hope that a miracle will suddenly burst out and be able to Hakuna Matata, it will still be rock and unmoved, sitting in place, never leaving.

      Just as...

    • By Elinore 2022-09-17 12:08:21

      This balloon is black

      Autism, also known as autism, is a subtype of pervasive developmental disorder. It is more common in males and begins in infancy and childhood. It is mainly manifested in different degrees of speech developmental disorders, interpersonal barriers, narrow interests and Stereotyped behavior. About 3/4 of the patients are accompanied by obvious mental retardation, and some children have better abilities in some aspects under the background of general mental retardation. (Baidu...

    • By Green 2022-09-07 12:03:36

      That was April, when it was still a little cold, when I forgot my family

      I hating being your brother.
      - At 3:49 am

      I was wondering if all the people in this world called TOMAS would look alike, what LULU said about Libra's common depression.
      What would my life be like if I had a biologically retarded older sister or younger sister in my life. Will my mom and dad also be patient and tolerant to protect like the ones in the black balloon. Children can vent, and as parents, they can only tolerate and endure all the time, swallow all the...

    • By Tina 2022-09-03 05:38:35

      unavoidable love

            It is impossible for the people in the play to feel troubled and leave and get rid of it, to be happy, life must continue, the right path is vicissitudes, and suffering is torment. No matter how much wronged, Thomas, like him, most people will let go of their self-esteem in the face of the choking of their mother, and rethink how to face life. You know, he is your brother, and late at night, he is still waiting for you outside the house.
         The special school party was a success,...

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    • By Melyna 2022-09-06 07:39:45

      Maggie: [slaps Thomas in the face] Your brother will never be able to do the things you will. He'll never go to work or start a family, so we have to look after him. He's staying with us...

    • By Myrtice 2022-09-03 23:38:13

      Well, after reading it, what impressed me the most was not the two brothers sharing the same stage, but the poop and saliva. . . But the last scene in the bathtub is still very warm. Virgo of gemma,...

    • By Demetrius 2022-07-12 18:48:21

      GEMMAWARD loses the feeling of acting in a...

    • By Daron 2022-07-12 17:10:30

      Everything was perfect except that the girl was so sorry to the audience. I like the last sentence: I'm gonna kill that bear~ Ha~ That dad is really...

    • By Johnny 2022-07-12 15:31:09

      I haven't been so impressed in a long time. We can't choose our family, but we can choose how to live. I really love you, my...

    Movie plot

    The Thomas family of four moved to a small town in Commonwealth of Australia. His father was a local garrison officer, his mother was pregnant, and the biggest headache for Thomas was that he had a silly older brother. Due to the move, Thomas also came to the new school and learned to swim as a lifeguard . Here, he met the beautiful female classmate Maggie. Although Mei Qi grew up in a single-parent family, she was cheerful by nature....
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    Movie quotes

    • Thomas Mollison: Dad, do you ever wish Charlie was normal?

      Simon Mollison: All I know is he's my own, and you're weak as piss if you don't look after your own.

    • Jackie Masters: Close your eyes, what do you see?

      Thomas Mollison: Black.

      Jackie Masters: Look harder.

    • Russell: [sitting next to Thomas, who does not have autism but has been forced to get a ride to his school by riding in the special-education school bus with his brother Charlie who has autism; Russell has autism and is Charlie's friend] Are you riding the bus? Are you coming to our school?

      Thomas Mollison: No, no!

      Russell: Oh, yes you are! Thomas is coming to our school! Thomas is riding the bus with Charlie! Thomas is riding the bus with Russell! Do you like buses, Thomas? Do you like buses?

      Thomas Mollison: [says nothing, but scowls and frowns with discomfort]

      Russell: [loudly, with the semi-musical inflection of reciting a nursery rhyme] Thomas doesn't like buses! Thomas doesn't like buses!