In order to please the father (Marco Rima) of his pregnant girlfriend Anna (Liliane Amuat), young Alex (Matthias Britschgi) must overcome three weeks in the Swiss military with no proper training. Along the way, he will not only experience Army bootcamp drills, but also face plenty of slapstick situations and soldier cameraderie...
Marco Rima, Martin Rapold and Daniel Rohr are the only three characters returning for the military comedy sequel Achtung, fertig, WK! But there are enough interesting newcomers (like Hard Stop star Matthias Britschgi) and character actors (like Bruno Cathomas) to keep young audiences entertained.
In terms of production value, this Swiss movie is a huge step forward compared to the original hit comedy, Achtung, fertig, Charlie! Evidently, Swiss film making has evolved during the last decade... The "WK" soundtrack pushes this so so story forward - from the beginning to the end.
Author Güzin Kar and director Oliver Raihs have truly done a good job with this sequel. They are combining slapstick comedy for adolescent teens with more grown-up jokes for those who have outgrown the original comedy. Achtung, fertig, WK! is a Swiss crowd pleaser for teens and tweens. Nothing more, and nothing less.
Available on DVD
Latest posts by Mohan Mani (see all)
- Our review of “Wolkenbruch”, the Swiss blockbuster of 2018 - March 23, 2019
- Our review of “Blue My Mind”, the Swiss film about teenage angst - November 21, 2017
- Our preview of the upcoming Swiss TV event “Gotthard” - December 6, 2016