Oscar Movies: Fireman's Ball, The (1968)

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“The Fireman's Ball” was nominated for the 1968 Best Foreign Language Oscar alongside with the epic-length “War and Peace” from Russia, which won; Hungary's “The Boys of Paul Street,” “The Girl With the Pistol” from Italy,” and the French comedy “Stolen Kisses,” by Francois Truffaut.

The year before, 1967, the Best Foreign-Language Oscar went to a Czech film, Jiri Menzel's “Closely Watched Trains.”