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Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei
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The Edukators -- Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.
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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Tagline:
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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Awards:
11 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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(19 articles)
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Entertaining to the very last scene See more (98 total) »

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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The tagline in the English-language releases of the film, "Your days of plenty are numbered", is a direct translation of the film's original German title.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Jan and Peter are driving with their van. You can see in the back window of the van a camera man with his camera.See more »
Quotes:
Jan:Fear is a powerful drug when you learn to use it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Free Rainer (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mondo 77See more »

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41 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining to the very last scene, 16 December 2004
Author: david7031 from Stuttgart, Germany

I went to this film expecting a comedy in the mold of "Sonnenallee" or "Good Bye Lenin", and I wasn't disappointed. The characters became very real to me, even Hardenberg, the kidnapped businessman, who was a bit wooden at the beginning. For me, the best part of the film was watching the relationships build between all 4 of the main characters, both before and after the kidnapping. There is really very little action in the film: it's more about watching the characters develop personally and in their dealings with each other. Lest this sound too dry, I found the film quite humorous at times, exciting and emotionally intense. The conclusion is left open to interpretation--but you'll have to watch the film quite carefully to have the data you need to make your own interpretation! Highly recommended!

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