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by Hans Weingartner


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.

international title: The Edukators
original title: Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei
country: Germany, Austria
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Hans Weingartner
film run: 126'
release date: AT 25/11/2004, DE 25/11/2004, BE 02/02/2005, FR 02/02/2005, NL 03/02/2005, SE 18/02/2005, ES 15/04/2005, UK 15/04/2005, GR 13/05/2005, PL 20/05/2005, HU 16/06/2005, DK 05/08/2005, CZ 11/08/2005, EE 02/09/2005, FI 21/10/2005
screenplay: Hans Weingartner, Katharina Held
cast: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner
cinematography by: Daniela Knapp, Matthias Schellenberg
film editing: Dirk Oetelshoven, Andreas Wodraschke
art director: Christian M. Goldbeck
costumes designer: Silvia Pernegger
music: Andreas Wodraschke
producer: Hans Weingartner, Antonin Svoboda
production: Y3 Filmproduktion, coop99, ARTE France
backing: BKM, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Film-Fonds-Wien, Cine Tirol, Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk, MEDIA Programme
distributor: Delphi Film Verleih, BAC Films (FR), Cinemien (NL), UGC Films (UK), SPI International (CZ)
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