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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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Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Great cast, plot, photography, and overall very inspiring. See more (99 total) »


  (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
Aspect Ratio:
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Director Cameo: [Hans Weingartner]one of the protesters at the beginning.See more »
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 »
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 »
HallelujahSee more »


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38 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Great cast, plot, photography, and overall very inspiring., 9 February 2005
Author: yinahurtado from United States

The cast is impressive. Daniel Bruhl once again shows that he can act. The plot attracts your entire attention as you live the experiences of these three kids in Berlin, and their quest to denounce the evils of capitalism. There's romance, jokes, great scenery and good music. At first it seemed to me this movie was the continuation of Good Bye Lenin (probably because of Daniel in Berlin?) Eitherway, It made me want to travel around Europe some more, learn German, and also think about my obsession with shopping and TV. Very inspiring. In a few words, this movie questions our understanding of happiness and success in a very entertaining way.

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