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The Edukators Dir. Hans Weingartner

  • Germany
  • 127 mins
  • 2004
  • Drama | Romance
  • Colour
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Main Cast: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg

The Edukators is a very clever, relevant and engaging thriller with politics right at its heart; the film serves as a powerful and timely reminder of the importance of protest, and the arguments that director Hans Weingartner develops here (with a surprising lightness of touch and humour) are as apt today as at any time. Peter (Stipe Erceg) and Jan (a young Daniel Brühl) are “edukators,” anarchists who break into wealthy people’s homes – never stealing, but serving notice to ‘fat cats’ that their days are numbered. Along comes Jule (Julia Jentsch), a poor student and Peter’s girlfriend, who convinces Jan to help her ‘edukate’ a businessman she owes money to. As the drama unfolds, a key detail unlocks a sequence of events which no one could predict and no one can control…

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