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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
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:
Sincere comedy takes place at a drunken Czech firemen party See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Jan Vostrcil ... Head of Committee
Josef Sebánek ... Committee Member #2
Josef Valnoha ... Committee Member
Frantisek Debelka ... Committee Member #1
Josef Kolb ... Josef
Jan Stöckl ... Retired Fire Chief
Vratislav Cermák ... Committee Member
Josef Rehorek ... Committee Member #4
Václav Novotný ... Committee Member
Frantisek Reinstein ... Committee Member
Frantisek Paska ... Committee Member
Stanislav Holubec ... Karel
Josef Kutálek ... Ludva
Frantisek Svet ... Old Man
Ladislav Adam ... Committee Member
Jirí Líbal
Antonín Blazejovský ... Standa
Stanislav Ditrich ... Waiter
Milada Jezková ... Josef's Wife
Jarmila Kucharová
Alena Kvetová ... 'Miss' Contestant
Anna Liepoldová ... 'Miss' Contestant
Miluse Zelená ... 'Miss' Contestant
Marie Slivova ... Beauty Contestant
Hana Hanusová ... Jarka
Hana Kuberová ... Drunk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karel Valnoha ... Committee Member #3 (uncredited)
Vlastimila Vlková ... Woman (uncredited)

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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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Sincere comedy takes place at a drunken Czech firemen party, 17 February 2000
Author: GoatPoda from Syracuse, NY

Often hilarious comedy was an early effort by Forman. The characters reveal their attributes and flaws over the course of a drunken bash that involves stealing, sex, abundant alcohol consumption, and a Fireman's Ball Beauty Contest. Forman had to deny that there was a political message behind the film in Socialist late 60's Czechoslavakia. He has a rare talent for presenting humans, not necessarily pretty, but engaging and natural. Forman encourages us in an introduction to not think too much.

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