A large balloon suddenly appears above villages and fields and grabs the attention of the peasants. They start liking the sudden guest from nowhere for the beauty of the free existence. A policeman comes and the dreams of freedom vanish.
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For years my cherished, wondered at, #1 must-see film, without doubt (along with Sansho the Bailiff) the finest in the history of cinema. Finally, i've had the chance to see it- but without subtitles. Should i, shouldn't i? Of course curiosity won, never mind missing essential meanings and the risk of ruining a dream. Did it do everything i wanted of it? No. It has a mind of its own and is still extraordinary.