Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Le Ceft-Volant du Rout du Monde (The Kite From Across the World) strikes a blow for East-West détente. When a fancy Chinese kite lands in Paris, two street gangs fight over its possession. In the ensuing melee, the kite's tail is detached, falling into the hands of a wide-eyed young urchin. Tied to the tail is a note from a Chinese boy, who expresses a wish to make friends with an occidental. The French lad then dreams about travelling to Peking, where much of the film was location-shot (imagine an American film of the 1950s being permitted access to the Chinese capital!). A 60-minute version of Le Cerf-Volant du Rout du Monde was prepared for American television in the early 1970s.