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The Edukators -- A drama about friends who are united by passion to change the world. They become The Edukators, mysterious perpetrators who non-violently warn the rich their "days of plenty are numbered."
The Edukators -- Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

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Release Date:
25 November 2004 (Austria) See more »
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Every Heart is a revolutionary cell See more »
Plot:
Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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11 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Daniel Brühl ... Jan

Julia Jentsch ... Jule

Stipe Erceg ... Peter

Burghart Klaußner ... Hardenberg (as Burghart Klaussner)
Peer Martiny ... Villenbesitzer Jürgen
Petra Zieser ... Villenbesitzerin
Laura Schmidt ... Tochter Laura
Sebastian Butz ... Sohn
Oliver Bröcker ... Aggressiver Globalisierungsgegner
Knut Berger ... Globalisierungsgegner
Hanns Zischler ... Vermieter
Claudio Caiolo ... Paolo
Bernhard Bettermann ... Jules Chef
Sylvia Haider ... Neureiche Frau 1
Claudia Jakobshagen ... Neureiche Frau 2
Reiner Heise ... Fahrscheinkontolleur
Heinz Kreitzen ... Obdachloser
Lara Schützsack ... Peters Bekannte
Heinz Fitz ... Wanderer
Albert Gürtler ... Betrunkener

Directed by
Hans Weingartner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Katharina Held 
Hans Weingartner 

Produced by
Karsten Aurich .... line producer
Sabine Holtgreve .... producer: SWR
Georg Steinert .... producer: Arte
Antonin Svoboda .... producer
Hans Weingartner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andreas Wodraschke 
 
Cinematography by
Daniela Knapp 
Matthias Schellenberg 
 
Film Editing by
Dirk Oetelshoven 
Andreas Wodraschke 
 
Casting by
Silke Koch 
Suse Marquardt 
 
Production Design by
Christian M. Goldbeck 
 
Costume Design by
Silvia Pernegger 
 
Makeup Department
Silvia Pernegger .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Karsten Aurich .... production manager
Martin Cichy .... unit manager
Bruno Wagner .... production manager
 
Art Department
Johannes Pfaller .... property master
Monica Suarez .... assistant production designer (as Monika Suarez)
 
Sound Department
Uwe Dresch .... supervising sound editor
Bernhard Maisch .... sound re-recording mixer
Benjamin Riesenfeld .... sound
Stefan Soltau .... sound supervisor
Tini Tüllmann .... sound assistant
Susy Wehrli .... sound (as Susi Wehrli)
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Klaus Waßen-Floren .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Amélie Losier .... still photographer
Dirk Plamböck .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Hannes Habenicht .... assistant editor
Andreas Schellenberg .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Monica Suarez .... location scout: Spain
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei" - Germany (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality, and some drug use
Runtime:
France:127 min | Argentina:127 min
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Trivia:
The song "Where's The Real Sky" is credited to Jeff Cole on the soundtrack and was mentioned in the movie as a favorite artist of Jan and Jule. Jeff Cole is a pseudonym for the score-writer, Andreas Wodraschke. The singer is his friend Sam Genders of London.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When showing the photo of the Mediterranean Island they plan to sabotage, the photo is shown in Portrait orientation when seen from the back and in Landscape orientation when seen from the front.See more »
Quotes:
Jan:For all revolutions, one thing is clear... even if some didn't work, the most important thing is that the best ideas survived. The same goes for personal revolts. What turns out good, what survives in you that makes you stronger.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Silence of the Lambs (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
68'er FunkSee more »

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48 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
there *are* good German/Austrian movies, yippee!, 12 January 2005
Author: br-19 from Germany

I went to see the film completely unprepared, and I left the theatre rather euphoric. I liked the film because of the amiable story, the roughly-sketched but believable characters (even if we don't learn too much about their backgrounds) and the funny, witty dialog. And last but not least the surprise in the end -- until three minutes to the end I wouldn't have had an idea how to end a story like this.

The four main characters were cast exceptionally well, and the dialog -- whew! Yes, the kidnappers seem very naive (so does the manager, btw, in another way), and the words they use are heavy with cliché, but it's not a message of any kind that's new and interesting. It's what happens beyond words: I've rarely seen people in a movie talk and talk so much about convictions and ideology, but all the really important things happen inside them and without words.

So go and watch this film but don't jump on the political statements. Things might have some more layers here.

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