Rent The Fireman's Ball (1967)

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Rent The Fireman's Ball (aka Horí, má panenko) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
In their small-town meeting hall, a maladroit committee of volunteer fire-fighters holds a ball to celebrate the retirement of one of their own, but thanks to poor planning and lack of leadership, the evening quickly devolves into a catastrophe. Nobody can prevent the lottery prizes from being stolen out from under the very noses of those guarding them. A beauty contest turns into an embarrassing farce, and the brigade can't even respond properly to a real fire next door.
The 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.
Actors:
, , Josef Valnoha, Frantisek Debelka, , Jan Stöckl, Vratislav Cermák, Josef Rehorek, Václav Novotný, Frantisek Reinstein, Frantisek Paska, Stanislav Holubec, Josef Kutálek, Frantisek Svet, Ladislav Adam, Jirí Líbal, , Stanislav Ditrich, , Jarmila Kucharová
Directors:
Producers:
Rudolf Hájek, Carlo Ponti
Writers:
Milos Forman, Jaroslav Papousek, Ivan Passer, Václav Sasek
Aka:
Horí, má panenko
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
Countries:
Czechoslovakia, Classics, Comedy
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/08/2009
Run Time:
70 minutes
Languages:
Czech
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/10/2015
Run Time:
73 minutes
Bonus:
  • Appreciation by Czech film expert David Sorfa
  • Archive interviews with director Milos Forman, co-writer Ivan Passer and cinematographer Miroslav Ondncek
  • New Wave Faces: Michael Brooke salutes the non-professional actors who made an indelible impression on 1960s Czech cinema

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