Let the balloon go (K)

Australia, 1976


Set in a small Australian outback town in 1917, this is the story of a young boy who is determined to fight against the limitations imposed upon him because of his physical disabilities. Based on the novel of the same name by Ivan Southall. Cinematography by Dean Semler.

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