Comment Report abuse. This is worth the watch! It's a pretty funny and witty slapstick comedy, until you realize that you're laughing at the objectification of women and the corruptness of bureaucracy.

D. 5.0 out of 5 stars Five … Various scenes in the life of a tight-knit community in Czechoslovakia exploring the human spirit in the backdrop of the political changes that they experience. A Masterpiece from Czechoslovakia. The segments include Claude Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and ... See full summary ». Someone is stealing the prizes to the lottery and the candidates for the Miss Fire-Department beauty contest are neither willing nor particularly beautiful.

When a group of small-town firemen find out that their chief is retiring, they organize a party to end all parties.

A carpenter in the Fascist Slovak State is appointed "Aryan controller" of a Jewish widow's store.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? View production, box office, & company info. Restaurace Strelnice, Vrchlabí, Czech Republic, What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. But first she bets him, with her body as prize, to seduce a virtuous, young, married woman.

The Firemen's Ball Dir. In fact, the humour in both films is the same, as what you're laughing at really shouldn't be that funny at all, but it is. ‘After Love’, ‘Saint-Narcisse’, among 30 sales titles to join TIFF industry roster, New to Streaming: Transit, Hamilton, Family Romance, LLC, The Truth & More. 1967.

A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, deprived of male company since the local boys have... See full summary ». A comedy of errors cast entirely with nonprofessional actors, Forman’s brilliantly deadpan portrayal of a corrupted benefit gala was almost immediately banned in the director’s native country.

Directed by Milos Forman. Someone is stealing the prizes to the lottery and the candidates for the Miss Fire-Department beauty contest are neither willing nor particularly beautiful. The young couple Uli and Vanilla want to split up, but lust and money get in their way. Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted.

You've got to read up on it to figure out what Forman was making fun of, and even then he denies any meaning behind the humour. The whole town is invited but things don't go as planned. France before 1789: When a widow hears that her lover is to marry her cousin's daughter, she asks the playboy Valmont to take the girl's virginity. Disney + Pixar + Marvel + Star Wars + Nat Geo, Stream on up to 4 devices at the same time, 30 hours of Cloud DVR space at no extra charge.

Funny, entertaining old world type movie.

With Jan Vostrcil, Josef Sebánek, Josef Valnoha, Frantisek Debelka. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Ike volunteers to be Andy's wingman, and Lucy discovers her date is more like his mother than she realized. The Firemen's Ball Written by Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Two closely related episodes. Find Where to Watch The Firemen's Ball and Many More Full-Length Movies From The Best Streaming Services Online. Mattias Thuresson. (1967).

Milos Forman, Jaroslav Papoušek, Ivan Passer. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

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.