"The most delicious film of the Prague Spring, a marvel of humor, tenderness, roughness and humanity." OBS
I n a small provincial town, a firefighters' ball is organized in honor of the fifty years of service of one of their own. In addition to a raffle, a miss beauty contest is set up to give the gift to the veteran. But nothing goes as planned...
Fond of ball scenes of all kinds, Milos Forman makes this his main field of observation here: his "human comedy" is entirely built around the ball of the firefighters of a small town, where Kafkaesque absurdity unfolds, reaching heights of burlesque. No half measures in this political satire which will only be entitled to a brief release in Czech cinemas, before the repression of the Prague Spring. Milos Forman's first color work, Fire, Firefighters! will also be his last film shot in Czechoslovakia, before leaving for the United States.
FIRE, FIREFIGHTERS! by Milos Forman
1967 – Colors – 73 mins
New Restored Masters
Original versions with French subtitles
Available in single Blu-ray or DVD editions
. MILOS FORMAN, 1960s
a documentary by Luc Lagier (2010 – Colors and B&W – 50 mins)
In front of the camera of the creator of Blow Up , Arte's web-magazine, Milos Forman evokes his memories as a filmmaker in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s.
. TRAILER 2019
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles
Format 1.37 respected • Black & White and Colors • Duration: 73 mins
DVD • NEW RESTORED MASTER •
Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles
Format 1.33 respected • 4/3 • Black & White and Colors • Duration: 70 mins
Released April 7, 2021
. MILOS FORMAN set
. THE HEARING + THE ACE OF SPADES
. THE LOVES OF A BLONDE