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The Edukators (2004) More at IMDbPro »Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (original title)

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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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25 November 2004 (Austria) See more »
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  (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
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei" - Germany (original title)
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Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality, and some drug use
France:127 min | Argentina:127 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Crew or equipment visible: After the first scene at Jan's and Peter's apartment, a cameraman with his camera (red light) is reflected in the Volkswagen bus when they are backing up from their parking place into the street. In the following scenes, every time we see the VW's rear, the curtains are closed in order to hide the cameraman seen before.See more »
Hardenberg:I admit that some of what you say is true, but I'm the wrong person to be blamed for. Yes, I've been playing the game but I didn't make up the rules.
Peter:It's not who invented the gun, man. It's who pulls the trigger.
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60 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
Excellent movie..., 26 December 2004
Author: Jay Jarnie from Hamburg

This movie has everything to be an excellent movie for young people (but also enjoyable for older people). There is loads of political statement made which should make everyone think even if u don't share the opinion. I mean, how many movies are there which talk about politics at all? The movie is full of emotions acted pretty well. The camera which makes u feel to be very close to the scenes and the music support these emotions successfully.

Even if you are not that kind of anarchist, there are still some scenes which are just so familiar to yourself. It's a movie about youth itself I suppose.

The movie is a must-see

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