The Firemen's Ball

The Firemen's Ball ★★★★

Funny, humane, and snarky. I was feeling like I was missing out on the satire, not being familiar with 1960s Czech politics, but then I mentally superimposed various faces from the Trump administration over the firemen and it became immediately obvious how to read the movie. I recommend that approach.

Still really sweet in places, though, since Forman doesn’t lose track of the fact that people mean well.

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