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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.

Director:

Granz Henman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Franz Dinda ... Sebastian 'Basti' Lämmle
Florian Lukas ... Thorsten Schleifer
Axel Stein ... Ufo
Kailas Mahadevan ... Nefzat Akinci
Christian Sengewald Christian Sengewald ... Justus von Bülow
Till Trenkel Till Trenkel ... Uwe 'Zonko' Zonkowitz
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 ... Self
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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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Goofs

Contrary to Major Hauptmann's claim that Luxembourg doesn't have a secret service, the country does in fact have one, which is the "Service de Renseignement de l'État". See more »

Connections

References Saving Private Ryan (1998) 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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A good comedy
4 March 2019 | by aalleekk1989See all my reviews

The reason for the low rating is the absolute lack of surprise in the plot - but it is a solid comedy which can be a piece of evidence against anyone who says Germans do not have humour.

I must say, as a former military service man, I was quite intrigue to find the similarities in the military life of different countries. I am full aware of the exaggeration and parody, but nonetheless it resonates.

If you just want to have a good time without turning on your brain, this is a good comedy that you will enjoy.


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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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