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Josef Kolb in The Firemen's Ball

The Firemen's Ball

1967 UR

When a group of small-town firemen find out that their chief is retiring, they organize a party to end all parties. But as soon as the celebration commences, the attendees experience one disaster after another. There are stolen raffle prizes, unwilling beauty contestants and even a fire. This Czechoslovakian comedy -- the last film director Milos Forman made in his native country -- received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.