The Firemen's Ball - Criterion Collection
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A milestone of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman's first color film The Firemen's Ball (Hor'92, m'87 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.

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title: The Firemen's Ball - Criterion Collection
theatricalDate: 29-09-1968
purchase date: 19-02-2006
publisher: Criterion
published: 12-02-2002
price: $29.95
numberInSeries: 145
net Rating: 4.5
MPAA Rating: NR
minutes: 73
last lookup time: 162092720
genre: Satire
Party Films
Czech Republic & Slovakia
Black Comedy
fullTitle: The Firemen's Ball - Criterion Collection
features: Color
director: Milos Forman
currentValue: $21.39
created: 162092672
country: us
aspect: DVD
asin: B00005UQ7Q