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Military Academy (2007)

Kein Bund fürs Leben (original title)
Basti, doesn't want to go to the Bundeswehr and writes a denial. But as his mate who fancies Basti's girlfriend "forgets" to send the denial Basti is taken in by the Bundeswehr- What seemed to be a nightmare soon becomes a funny adventure.

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Granz Henman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Franz Dinda ... Sebastian 'Basti' Lämmle
Florian Lukas ... Thorsten Schleifer
Axel Stein Axel Stein ... Ufo
Kailas Mahadevan ... Nefzat Akinci
Christian Sengewald Christian Sengewald ... Justus von Bülow
Till Trenkel Till Trenkel ... Uwe 'Zonko' Zonkowitz
Oona-Devi Liebich Oona-Devi Liebich ... Unteroffizier Jana Rothe
Ronald Nitschke ... Major Hauptmann
Carsten Norgaard ... Gregory Ridgeley
Jan Henrik Stahlberg Jan Henrik Stahlberg ... Oberfeldwebel Keller
Maren Scheel Maren Scheel ... Valesca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Brandner ... Musterungsarzt
Michael Dorn Michael Dorn
Jean-Luc Julien ... US Soldier (voice)
Sonya Kraus ... Herself
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Storyline

The first German army comedy: Finally graduated from high school. Now what? The army? Basti has been dealt a jinxed hand: Despite his faked urine sample, he's found fit for service; even his conscientious objector's form goes astray. Before he knows what's hit him, Basti is dragged from his own party by military police and taken to barracks. Basti finds himself in basic training, with cropped hair, combat uniform, and a bunch of hopelessly chaotic weirdoes as bunkmates. And yet they've got to win the annual maneuver against the crack GIs from the neighboring US base . Written by Wiedemann & Berg Film

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Comedy

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

30 August 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Stube 54 - Bundeswehrkomödie See more »

Filming Locations:

Lenggries, Bavaria, Germany

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,802,665
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Before the maneuver, the guys of Stube 54 arrive at the scene dressed in normal combat uniform. But when Jana volunteers to be the hostage, Lämmle is suddenly shown wearing the helmet with signal lights used for the maneuver. See more »

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Spoofs Spartacus (1960) See more »

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Soleado
Written by Ciro Dammicco
Performed by Franz Dinda, Christian Sengewald, Florian Lukas, Ronald Nitschke and Axel Stein.
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Still enjoyed it
3 September 2007 | by HolyHellfireSee all my reviews

This is one typical German comedy movie. Some losers are called for military service and after committing any possible mistake they could find are caught in the need to win a manouver against the superior American army.

Of course the plot is kind of superficial, the character's development is simple and the humor is not challenging either. But no matter what there are a lot of good jokes and I was laughing almost the entire movie.

Also don't expect this to reflect a correct image of the usual military service in Germany. This is nowhere near reality but since the movie doesn't raise this claim anywhere..who cares?

So after all I say: Great movie to send your intelligence on vacation, catch a few friends and few beers and just have a good time.


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