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.
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
When Schleifer enters the girls' accommodation, you can see that there's a long corridor both ways. But when Schleifer and Basti leave the room through the windows, they immediately reach a corner at the building. See more »
Can't really understand all the hate this movie receives. Jokes are funny and the acting is solid.
And for everyone knowing the German military service and army physical it will be twice as funny, even if it isn't a realistic depiction. It should more be seen as a parody, that sarcastically shows the uselessness of compulsory military service.
Sure there isn't a lot of action, but come on, they went to McDonald's drive-through with a tank.
All in all an enjoyable comedy, that even has some kind of subliminal message.
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