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EDUCATION, THE (AUSBILDUNG, DIE)

EDUCATION, THE
Scene from THE EDUCATION (photo © unafilm)

Jan is currently completing his last year of job training. He wants to please everybody, but that becomes increasingly difficult to do. The pressure on Jan and his colleagues is constantly growing, due to the restructuring of the company. Frustrated and stressed, Jan seeks solace in fast cars and retail therapy. When Jenny joins the company as a temporary employee, a fresh love blooms. But Jenny's stay is short. Jan is caught up in his inability to make decisions, in his fear to loose his job, his love and his status.

THE EDUCATION describes the system of modern working environments and shows to what extent it has an effect on peoples’ lives.


Dirk Lütter was bor in 1970 Neuß. After studying Cinematography in Berlin, he studied Directing at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and Script Writing at the German Academy of Film & Television in Berlin. Since 2000, he has worked as a cinematographer and gained recognition with his award-winning short films HEROES (2005) and THE INVISIBLE HAND (2007). THE EDUCATION (2011) is his feature debut as a director.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Dirk Lütter
Screenplay Dirk Lütter
Cinematography Henner Besuch
Cast Joseph Bundschuh, Anke Retzlaff, Stefan Rudolf, Dagmar Sachse, Anja Beatrice Kaul, Frank Voß
Producer Titus Kreyenberg
Production Company unafilm, in co-production with WDR
Length 85 min
Format HDCAM, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 2011, Montreal 2011 (Frist Films World Competition), Sao Paulo 2011 (New Directors Competition)
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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