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Edukators, The (Fetten Jahre sind vorbei, Die)

Edukators, The
Stipe Erceg, Daniel Bruehl, Julia Jentsch (photo © y3 Film)

Jan, Peter and Jule are living out their rebellious youth. They are united by their passion to change the state of the world. Jan and Peter become The Edukators, mysterious perpetrators who non-violently warn the local rich that their days of plenty are numbered. Complications follow when vulnerable Jule ends up falling for both young men. Reckless choices result in danger. An operation gone wrong and what was never intended to be a kidnapping brings the three young idealists face-to-face with the values of the generation in power.



Hans Weingartner was born in 1970. He studied Physics and Neurosciences in Vienna and Berlin and earned a diploma as a camera assistant from the Austrian Association of Cinematography, followed by post-graduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) in Cologne. His films include: the shorts DER DREIFACHSTECKER (1994), SPLIT BRAIN (1997), and FRANK (1999), and the features THE WHITE SOUND (2000), THE EDUKATORS (2004), RECLAIM YOUR BRAIN (2007), HUT IN THE WOODS (2011), and 303 (2018).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Hans Weingartner
Screenplay Hans Weingartner, Katharina Held
Cinematography Matthias Schellenberg, Daniela Knapp
Andreas Wodraschke, Dirk Oetelshoven
Andreas Wodraschke
Christian M. Goldbeck
Cast Stipe Erceg, Julia Jentsch, Daniel Brühl, Burghart Klaußner
Producers Antonin Svoboda, Hans Weingartner
Production Company Kahuuna Films/Berlin, in co-production with coop99 filmproduktion, in cooperation with SWR, ARTE
Length 126 min
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Cannes 2004 (In Competition), Karlovy Vary 2004 (Special Event), Montreal 2004, Ghent 2004, London 2004, Pusan 2004, Rio 2004, Vienna 2004, Seville 2004, Ljubljana 2004, Goteborg 2005, Rotterdam 2005, Berlin 2005 (German Cinema), Cape Town 2005
Awards 2nd Prize Seville 2004, Bavarian Film Award 2004 (Best Newcomer: Julia Jentsch), German Film Award 2005 for Best Film (Silver), Best Supporting Actor (Burghart Klaussner)
With backing from BKM, Film-Fonds-Wien, Ciné Tirol
German Distributor Delphi Filmverleih/Berlin
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