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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 »
Awards:
10 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
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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 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:
Continuity: On the first night at the cabin, Peter puts a dark green blanket over Hardenberg. In the morning, when they all wake, Hardenberg is covered with a completely different blanket.See more »
Quotes:
Jan:We live in a capitalist dictatorship.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Free Rainer (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Piano GrooveSee more »

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121 out of 147 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful movie, 21 April 2005
Author: morgonhed from London

I have to issue a few words of warning first:

Don't see this movie after you have just enjoyed a really good Hollywood-production (as I did). Because if you do you may at first be put off a little bit by the quality of this digital productions that does not quite come up to 35mm-standards.

You will notice this for about 10 seconds.

Two hours later however you won't quite understand anymore what exactly it was you liked so much about this great Hollywood-movie that suddenly seems to be so shallow, so void of real issues and characters ...

This is a wonderful, wonderful gem of a movie that won't bore you even for a second and will keep you thinking for days and days.

I don't want to go into the plot here (see for yourself), just that: This is NOT a movie that can be summed up in one statement. It is a film about political activism, love, friendship, ideals in life and how we betray them, the generation if 1968 and what became of them, the dynamics of small groups and, and, and...

To wrap so much relevant issues into a gripping, highly entertaining and even funny story for me is a real miracle in scriptwriting. The dialogues are outstanding.

Of course the main reason this movie works so well is the fantastic cast. All four main characters are absolutely phenomenal and of course Danny Bruehl and Julia Jentsch show again that they are the best German actors of their generation.

This movie touches you emotionally, gives you food for thought and entertains immensely at the same time. For me it is the best movie I have seen this year.

This is what cinema should be like.

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