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Horí, má panenko
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Director:
Writers:
Milos Forman (screenplay)
Jaroslav Papousek (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 September 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Masterpiece from Czechoslovakia See more »
Plot:
The fire department in a small town is having a big party when the ex-boss of the department celebrates his 86th birthday... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Very interesting See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Milos Forman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Milos Forman  screenplay
Jaroslav Papousek  screenplay
Ivan Passer  screenplay
Václav Sasek  story

Produced by
Rudolf Hájek .... producer
Carlo Ponti .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Karel Mares 
 
Cinematography by
Miroslav Ondrícek 
 
Film Editing by
Miroslav Hájek 
 
Production Design by
Karel Cerný 
 
Art Direction by
Karel Cerný 
 
Set Decoration by
Vladimir Macha  (as Vladimir Mácha)
 
Costume Design by
Zdena Snajdarová 
 
Makeup Department
Rudolf Hammer .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jaroslav Solnicka .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jaroslav Papousek .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Saul Bass .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Adolf Böhm .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eduard Kaderábek .... assistant camera
Jaromír Komárek .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stepán Konícek .... conductor
 
Other crew
Vladimír Bor .... production team
Jirí Sebor .... production team
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Horí, má panenko" - Czechoslovakia (original title)
"The Firemen's Ball and Lottery" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
71 min
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:S | France:U | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) (1969) | Sweden:11 | UK:U (original rating) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
Czechoslovakia's official submission to 41st Academy Award's Foreign Language in 1969.See more »
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From Me to youSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Very interesting, 11 April 2007
Author: (mariacaswell) from United States

I liked this movie, but then I like slower moving movies with actors that look like real people. This film gives real historical insight into a communist society, including how artists such as Forman tried to get a message through without being completely censored. I have a question about this film, however. I keep reading and hearing that this film uses no professional actors, and the firemen you see are the real firemen from a small town in Bohemia. However, several of these actors were also in Loves of a Blonde, which was an earlier film. So, I surmise that some of the firemen were the real firemen, and others were actors he had used before. This film is well worth seeing. I laughed aloud several times, and smiled through all of it. He has a gift for the small moments of humor and pathos in anyone's life, and it is quite a humorous comment on Czechoslovakian communist society.

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