“The Firemen’s Ball” tells the story of a volunteer firemen’s ball in a provincial town. The film is a satire on a town under the communist regime, and a parable about a community where one person’s failure can decide the fate of others.
Two bored Czech women (Jitka Cerhová, Ivana Karbandova) play pranks on men and rebel against a materialistic society.
It follows the adventures of a professional symphony musician, Peter, who comes to a small town to see a friend he has missed, Bambas. He is a teacher and performer at funerals. The two meet again and get involved in some comic exploits, including a possible symphony concert.
In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience.