The Firemen's Ball (1967) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • The volunteer fire department in a small town is having a big party when the ex-boss of the department celebrates his 86th birthday. The whole town is invited but things don't go as planned. Someone is stealing the prizes to the lottery and the candidates for the Miss Fire-Department beauty contest are neither willing nor particularly beautiful.

    - Written by Mattias Thuresson


Key to understanding this movie is Milos Forman's own filmed "introduction" where he responds with faux seriousness to "the protests by firemen around the country and around the world" to his movie...

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