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The Edukators

The Edukators

Daniel Brühl
Director: Hans Weingartner Cast: Daniel Brühl
Daniel Brühl
, Julia Jentsch
Julia Jentsch
, Stipe Erceg
Stipe Erceg
Hans Weingartner


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Three young radicals face off against an older man who left behind his ideals years ago in this drama from Austria. Jan (Daniel Brühl) and Peter (Stipe Erceg) are a pair of leftist political activists who have their own ideas of how to strike out in the name of economic justice. Jan and Peter like to break into the homes of the rich, re-arrange their belongings, and leave behind a note crediting "the Edukators" with the invasion, satisfied that their efforts will teach their victims a lesson about the futility of wealth. Peter's girlfriend, Jule (Julia Jentsch), who has found herself homeless and deeply in debt after she ran into a Mercedes Benz in a car accident, moves in with the two friends and starts joining them on their periodic missions. Jule convinces Peter and Jan that they should hit the home of Hardenberg (Burghart Klaussner), the businessman whose Mercedes caused her so much trouble. They agree, but when Jule makes the mistake of leaving behind her cell phone, they're forced to return, only to discover Hardenberg at home and waiting for them. Not certain what to do, Jan, Peter, and Jule abduct Hardenberg and take him to a cabin in the woods while they plan their next move. However, their attempts to enlighten Hardenberg fall on deaf ears; they discover that the businessman was a leftist activist himself in his college days and, several decades on, looks upon his radical past as the folly of youth. Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei (aka The Edukators) was screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2005
UPC: 0883904126645
Original Release: 2004
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Sales rank: 42,844

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Brühl Jan
Julia Jentsch Jule
Stipe Erceg Peter
Burghart Klaußner Hardenburg

Technical Credits
Hans Weingartner Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Uwe Dresch Sound/Sound Designer
Christian M. Goldbeck Art Director,Production Designer
Katharina Held Screenwriter
Daniella Knapp Cinematographer
Silke Koch Casting
Suse Marquardt Casting
Dirk Oetelshoven Editor
Silvia Pernegger Costumes/Costume Designer,Makeup
Matthias Schellenberg Cinematographer
Stefan Soltau Sound/Sound Designer
Antonin Svoboda Producer
Andreas Wodraschke Score Composer,Editor

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