Two friends who are doing civil service flee to the Austrian Alps to escape being forced into the army. While there, one of them rediscovers his past and they realise that it's going to be more fun than they thought.
The Austrian Alps, some years ago. While playing, young Türlich falls unconscious onto a duck nest and is carried away forever by the small river. Sixteen years later, Germany, in the Ruhrpott, to be exact: Orphan Türlich and his friend Josch are working their civil service, yet cause so much chaos that they decide to flee instead of being forced into the army. Türlich accidentally stumbles across some information about his origin and decides to go to Klein Ischgl in Austria. Upon arrival, Josch and Türlich find Ischgl to be a center for après ski parties, and drink hard to blend in. Klein Ischgl actually turns out to be a stone-age-like townlet (9 inhabitants) up the mountain, and Türlichs grandfather, who runs the place, even resists to electricity and indoor plumbing. While Türlich rediscovers his roots (and his affection for Heidi), Josch finds out that evil entrepreneur Tronald Dump plans to blow the mountain to smithereens in order to erect a plastic mountain with a ski resort ...Written by
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Director/writer Matthias Dinter said that this movie was originally planned to be the third part of the "Bademeister"-TV-movie-series that he and co-writer Martin Ritzenhoff wrote. When it was decided to give the movie a theatrical release, the main characters were changed from lifeguards to ambulance drivers who serve their alternative civilian service. See more »
I just saw this movie at a surprise preview, too. Everyone got a free beer, and this was really necessary to make me stay for the whole movie. The movie had a good start though, but after a while it surely got out of hands. The movie tried to be "more than funny" and thus failed miserably.
The best thing about it was the "stolen" guitar-jingle from the Bill & Ted movies (which I still like very much). But other than that, this "buddy-movie" didn't even come close to the Bill & Ted humor. I wonder how such respected actors like Christoph M. Orth (who plays the "Bond-like" villain in this movie) got involved with this.
I noticed that in several scenes, one take had trees with much snow on them, the next take had totally green trees, then they were snowy again. It seems that the producers didn't really pay much attention to such details.
The end credits featured numerous outtakes, and it looked like all the actor really had a lot of fun during production. Most certainly they had more fun making the movie than the audience will have watching it.
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