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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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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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(19 articles)
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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
 
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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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:
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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Movie Connections:
References The Silence of the Lambs (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
Piano GrooveSee more »

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23 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
The revolution starts.... now!, 28 January 2006

I'm sure there will be plenty of people that will accuse "The edukators" of being such a cheap anti-capitalism manifest, a "cool" product designed for rich boys who feel like making a revolution. Whatever, nowadays we need idealism more than ever, we need to believe in lost causes, we have to appeal to the dignity of the individual and to spit in the riches' faces. "The Edukators" is one way of doing all those things from the cinema screen by telling the story of three rebel young guys that won't stay and look without doing a thing while the big corporations destroy this world and turn us into working-hard zombies. They have an idea: to assault mansions, mess everything up, to make trouble just to scare the owners... not to steal, not to break things. It is all about disconcerting. Obviously their "game" will soon get out of hand, they'll get involved in a kidnapping, and they will bump into something that's more powerful than revolution or ideals: love. Two boys, one girl... that means TROUBLES.

As I said, we need more movies like this one that are so well made, and also tries to open people's eyes. (Unfortunatelly I'm sure that those who should get their eyes opened will never watch "The Edukators".

PS: It is worth to watch "The Edukators" even if it's just for the last minutes of the film, with Jeff Buckley singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallellujah" (that also proves the director's exquisite taste).

*My rate: 8/10

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