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Achtung, fertig, Charlie! (2003)

In a Swiss church, Antonio Carrera is getting married to the pretty daughter of an Italian Mafioso, as army police marches in and takes him to the compulsory Swiss military school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Koch ...
Antonio Carrera
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Michelle Bluntschi
Myriam Aegerter ...
Laura Moretti (as Mia Aegerter)
Marco Rima ...
Hauptmann Franz Reiker
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Korporal Weiss
Max Rüdlinger ...
Divisionär
Nicolas Steiner ...
Rekrut Schlönz
Kaya Inan ...
Rekrut Weber
Màrio Almer ...
Rekrut Schaffner
Mike Müller ...
Paolo
Lukas Frey ...
Rekrut Gmür
Pascal Nussbaumer ...
Rekrut Furgler
Jean Vocat ...
Rekrut Lombard
Max Sartore ...
Grenadier Cpl. Hinkel
Laila Nielsen ...
Billie
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In a Swiss church, Antonio Carrera is getting married to the pretty daughter of an Italian Mafioso, as army police marches in and takes him to the compulsory Swiss military school.

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13 May 2004 (Russia)  »

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Ready, Steady, Charlie!  »

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$654,418 (Switzerland) (19 September 2003)
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A somehow failed comedy about the swiss military training
31 January 2007 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

The fact that this movie has been entitled to the most successful movie in Switzerland's film history makes me shake my head! It's true, but pitiful at the same time. A flick about the Swiss army could be a good deal better.

The story sounds interesting, at the beginning: Antonio Carrera (Michael Koch) gets forced to absolve his military training by the army while he is in the church, wedding his love Laura Moretti (Mia Aegerter).

The Acting in some way doesn't really differ from just a few recruits getting drunk and stoned in the reality. Melanie Winiger plays her role as the strong Michelle Bluntschi mediocre, personally i found her rather annoying.

The storyline contains a comedy combined with a romance, which does not work as expected. The romance-part is too trashy, and the comedy-part is not funny at all, it's just a cheap try and does not change throughout the whole movie whatsoever. It's funny for preadolescent 12-13 year olds, but not for such as those who search an entertaining comedy. The humor is weak except for some shots.

Dope? Cool! Stealing? Cool! If you want a proper comedy about the Swiss RS, make sure you did not absolve your military training yet, and even then don't expect too much!

I'll give it 4 out of 10 stars, because Marco Rima is quite funny during his screen time. Not a hell of a lot screen time though


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