The Tied up Balloon

The Tied up Balloon


Original title: Привързаният балон
Language: Bulgarian
Genre: Drama, Science fiction
Bulgaria, 1967, 98’
Directed by Binka Zhelyazkova after Yordan Radichkov
Cast: Stoyanka Mutafova, Grigor Vachkov, Georgi Kaloyanchev, Georgi Georgiev-Getz, Georgi Partsalev, Konstantin Kotsev, Peter Slabakov
A barrage balloon appears out of the blue over a Bulgarian village. The started villagers decide to knock it down with a fusillade. But the balloon flies off to the mountains. The villagers armed cap-a-pie, set off after it. Still, they are not alone in this undertaking.


There is another armed group chasing the fugitive. The two groups start fight as to whose property the balloon is. It turns out that it flew from Romania over the Danube River. In the turmoil following the fight, the balloon is destroyed. The police arrive and punish the villagers for meddling in other people’s business…


 

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