The Firemen's Ball Movie Review 1968

Information and Film Reviews for The Firemen's Ball the Movie

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A critically acclaimed comedy about a small-town ball held for a retiring fire chief. Plans go amusingly awry as beauty contestants refuse to show themselves, raffle prizes and other items--including the gift for the guest of honor--are stolen, and the firemen are unable to prevent an old man's house from burning down. Forman's second film is sometimes interpreted as political allegory; Czech with subtitles.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 73 minutes.
Originally from Czech.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Firemen, Growing Older
Screenplay
Ivan Passer, Jaroslav Papousek, Vaclav Sasek, Milos Forman
Cast
Vaclav Stockel, Josef Svet
Cinematography
Miroslav Ondricek
Director
Milos Forman
Music
Karel Mares
Producer
Barrandov Film Studios

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