The Firemen's Ball

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The Firemen's Ball

small town czechoslovakia dark comedy political satire czech new wave communist era

The Firemen's Ball

Release Date: December 15, 1967

Year    :   1967
Slogan    :   «A colorful comedy, in which people dance, steal and extinguish the fire.»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Carlo Ponti Cinematografica, Filmové studio Barrandov
Director    :   Miloš Forman
Producers    :   Carlo Ponti, František Jaderník, Rudolf Hájek, Zdeněk Polák, Jaroslav Solnička, Jiří Šebor
Writers    :   Miloš Forman, Miloš Forman, Ivan Passer, Ivan Passer, Jaroslav Papoušek, Jaroslav Papoušek, Vladimír Bor
RunTime    :   73 mins.

The firemen of a provincial Czechoslovakian town throw a ball in honor of the old chief's retirement. There will be music and dancing, a beauty pageant and a raffle. The whole town will be in attendance. However, the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. Workplace injuries, stolen prizes, a shortage of pretty girls... and fire.

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