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The Firemen's Ball

Spine #145
Out-of-print



Release:
Feb 12, 2002
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Czech Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The Firemen's Ball



Directed By: Milos Forman
Starring: Jan Vostrcil
Licensor: Filmove Studio Barrandov

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A milestone of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman's first color film The Firemen's Ball (Horí, má panenko) is both a dazzling comedy and a provocative political satire. A hilarious saga of good intentions confounded, the story chronicles a firemen's ball where nothing goes right-from a beauty pageant whose reluctant participants embarrass the organizers to a lottery from which nearly all the prizes are pilfered. Presumed to be a commentary on the floundering Czech leadership, the film was "banned forever" in Czechoslovakia following the Russian invasion and prompted Forman's move to America.

Supplements
  • Video interview with director Milos Forman
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the transfer process, featuring cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek, and comments from Milos Forman

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