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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Frank ...
Henrik Heidler
Oliver Bröcker ...
Detlev Buck ...
Oberst Kalt
Jasmin Schwiers ...
Marie Kalt
Annika Kuhl ...
Schwester Sonja
Ignaz Kirchner ...
Robert Gwisdek ...
Philippe Graber ...
Daniel Zillmann ...
Torsten Michaelis ...
Hauptmann Stummel
Uwe Dag Berlin ...
Ralf Dittrich ...
Steffi Kühnert ...
Frau Heidler
Katharina Thalbach ...
Röntgenschwester Inge


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Release Date:

29 September 2005 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

NVA - Manöver Schneeflocke  »

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$922,719 (Germany) (30 September 2005)


$922,719 (Germany) (30 September 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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NVA is the abbreviation for "Nationale Volksarmee" (national people's army), the army of former East Germany. See more »

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Nice try but not as good as it could have been!
29 September 2005 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Here's a short summary of N.V.A:

Jung Henrik Heidler (Kim Fischer) wants to serve his time in the military as inconspicuous as possible. His comrade Krüger (Oliver Bröcker) in contrast will try anything to oppose his superiors and prove that he is definitely not a soldier. But none of these two strategies comes out even: Henriks girlfriend brakes up and he falls in love, again, with in another girl, while his friend and comrade Krüger has to pay the price for his rebellious behavior towards his superiors and their ideology.

My comment:

Well, I just saw this movie and I must say I it didn't really knock me off my feet. It has some funny moments in it but all in all I can tell that it's not really my kind of humor. The jokes are not subtle enough as I would have liked it in connection with the topic, everything is just too obvious and that seems to make it a comedy that is too much dull. The topic itself, I think, is good and interesting but the film couldn't convert this properly. I always have lived in West Germany so I don't really have an appropriate idea about the NVA. But I can imagine that these jokes are based on actual customs and probably experiences of Leander Haußmann. So, if you forget the jokes this might be a good and authentic movie about serving time in the NVA .

But one thing that was really, really bad in this film was the acting of Kim Fischer. You see, this guy is the singer of a German pop band named "Echt". His music is not my taste either but this is just the way I feel about it. But this guy just shouldn't act and I am sure that everybody who saw this movie will agree. Maybe he just needs some more practice and experience (this is his first film). But he definitely wasn't ready to play a leading part in a big German blockbuster when they shot NVA .

Altogether I give it 5 points.

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