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Rated NR · 71 minutes · 1968

Comedy, Drama

Firemen's Ball was Czechoslovakian director Milos Forman's final film in his home country; he was scouting locations in Paris when the Russians moved their tanks into Prague in 1968 causing Forman to decide to remain an expatriate. Because of the supercharged political climate of the era, critics read all sorts of allegory and hidden meanings into the Firemen's Ball. Other critics simply accepted the film as the slapsticky tale of a disastrous small-town celebration in honor of a retiring fire chief, and laughed accordingly.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Director: Milos Forman
Writer: Milos Forman and Jaroslav Papousek
Producer: Rudolf Hájek
Cast: Josef Kolb, Marie Jezkova, Jan Vostrail, Josef Sebanek, Frantisek Debelka, Jan Stöckl, Vratislav Cermák, Josef Rehorek, Václav Novotný and Frantisek Reinstein

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