Film Info: U-900

U-900

U-900
Scene from "U-900" (photo © Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion/Rolf von der Heydt)

Atze Schroeder knows what makes his customers on the black market happy. Otherwise, he and his buddy Samuel are keeping a low profile, waiting for the Americans to arrive – it is the year 1944 and World War II is not over yet. But before things get that far, the two pals get caught up in a mad adventure with the actress Maria; one that leaves even big-mouth Atze speechless: the Germans want to send their last available submarine, the U-900, on a secret mission from Toulon to Warnemuende. But when Atze gets into it with the responsible General, he and Samuel and Maria have to flee. The trio captures the U-900 and Atze pretends to be the legendary Lieutenant Commander Roenberg. Even though he has no clue about the high seas, Atze wouldn't be Atze if he didn’t have a solution to every problem. But the crew gets suspicious when their commander starts issuing unconventional orders...


Sven Unterwaldt was born in Lübeck in 1965. A well-known name in the German comedy scene, his films include ANTRAG VOM EX (TV, 1999), the TV series SWITCH (1997-1997), ANKE (1999-2001), ALLES ATZE (2002), and BERLIN, BERLIN (2002), as well as the features WIE DIE KARNICKEL (2002), 7 DWARVES (2004), SIEGFRIED (2005), 7 DWARVES - THE WOOD IS NOT ENOUGH ( 2006), U-900 (2008), HELP, I SHRUNK MY TEACHER (2015), IT'S YOUR TURN, HONEY (2017), and TABALUGA (2018).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Sven Unterwaldt
Screenplay Oliver Ziegenbalg, Michael Gantenberg
Cinematography Stephan Schuh
Stefan Essl
Karim Sebastian Elias
Ari Hantke
Cast Maxim Mehmet, Christian Kahrmann, Goetz Otto, Jürgen Schornagel, Yvonne Catterfeld, Oliver K. Wnuk, Atze Schroeder
Producers Max Wiedemann, Quirin Berg
Production Company Wiedemann & Berg Film, in co-production with Andante Film/Groebenzell, Film & Entertainment VIP Medienfonds/Munich
Length 99 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, Malta Film Commission
German Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

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