Scene from the film The Firemen´s Ball
Scene from the film The Firemen´s Ball
Scene from the film The Firemen´s Ball
Scene from the film The Firemen´s Ball
Scene from the film The Firemen´s Ball

The Firemen´s Ball

  • Czech Republic
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A legendary tragicomedy about a volunteer firemen’s ball in a provincial town. The film is a satire centered on a town during the communist regime and ranks among the most exquisite pieces in the family silver of Czech cinematography. Today considered a masterpiece of the Czechoslovak New Wave, at the time it was rejected by both the state film industry and (unexpectedly) foreign co-producer Carlo Ponti. The film received an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Film category.

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  • Original title
    Hoří, má panenko
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jaroslav Papoušek, Miloš Forman, Ivan Passer
  • Cast
    Jan Vostrčil, Josef Šebánek, František Debelka, Josef Řehořek, Vratislav Čermák, Václav Novotný, František Reinstein, František Paska, Josef Kolb, Olga Blechová...
  • DOP
    Miroslav Ondříček
  • Editing
    Miroslav Hájek
  • Music
    Karel Mareš
  • Duration
    70 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
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