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Ready, Steady, Charlie! (2003)

Achtung, fertig, Charlie! (original title)
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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Mike Eschmann
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Michael Koch Michael Koch ... Antonio Carrera
Melanie Winiger ... Michelle Bluntschi
Myriam Aegerter Myriam Aegerter ... Laura Moretti (as Mia Aegerter)
Marco Rima Marco Rima ... Hauptmann Franz Reiker
Martin Rapold Martin Rapold ... Korporal Weiss
Max Rüdlinger Max Rüdlinger ... Divisionär
Nicolas Steiner Nicolas Steiner ... Rekrut Schlönz
Kaya Inan Kaya Inan ... Rekrut Weber
Màrio Almer Màrio Almer ... Rekrut Schaffner
Mike Müller Mike Müller ... Paolo
Lukas Frey Lukas Frey ... Rekrut Gmür
Pascal Nussbaumer Pascal Nussbaumer ... Rekrut Furgler
Jean Vocat Jean Vocat ... Rekrut Lombard
Max Sartore Max Sartore ... Grenadier Cpl. Hinkel
Laila Nielsen 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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Die Schweizer RS-Komödie See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Human Zoo
Performed by Gotthard
Written by Steve Lee, Leo Leoni & Marc Tanner
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swiss comedy
6 December 2006 | by jonny-johnstonSee all my reviews

I really don't see why so many people are slamming this movie for its admittedly formulaic style. its a teen comedy, why are you expecting edgy scripts and high class thespians? its a piece of light relief intended to amuse for a couple of hours!

the film itself may not have the most original of premises and DUH its not realistic that failing to reply to your call up for military service probably won't have you taken away from your bride on the wedding day - its called a plot device, yeah? the fact remains that it is a genuinely funny movie that certainly matches eurotrip or American pie for sheer quirkiness. it has some moments that don't perhaps gel so well but overall its a good film that will provide you with a few proper laugh-out-loud moments. Don't watch it and expect it to change your life, but do expect it to challenge your stereotypes of chocolate cuckoos cheese and neutrality. Switzerland is still very much a "traditional" society where women aren't as well respected as men and there is a bit of gender inequality and this is highlighted. the military is seen by many swiss people as a period where they have to turn up yeah, but the weekends are a huge excuse for getting drunk/stoned with your squad-mates and this film shows this admirably.

Great cinema no. Funny? hell yes.


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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German | French | Italian

Release Date:

13 May 2004 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Achtung, Fertig, Charlie! See more »

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$554,082
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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