The Edukators (Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei)


The Buzz Sun, Aug 3, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by:
MaryLee Pakieser & Bill Fowle and Department of Edukation
Film Info
Section:Free Movies at The Buzz
Release Year:2004
Runtime:130 min.
Production Country:Austria
Original Language:German
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Daniel Brühl
Julia Jentsch
Stipe Erceg
Burghart Klaußner
Peer Martiny
Petra Zieser
Director:Hans Weingartner
Produced by:Antonin Svoboda
Hans Weingartner
Screenwriter:Katharina Held
Hans Weingartner
Cinematography:Daniela Knapp
Matthias Schellenberg
Editing By:Dirk Oetelshoven
Andreas Wodraschke
Music By:Andreas Wodraschke


We’re bringing back one representative movie from each of our past nine years to give you another chance to see some of the movies that make the Traverse City Film Festival what it is-a celebration of Just Great Movies.

Winner of the Founders Grand Prize at the inaugural Traverse City Film Festival, the best German film of 2004 (and a Palme d’Or nominee at the Cannes Film Festival) follows a group of twenty-somethings who have had enough of demonstrations and believe it’s time to send a different kind of political and social message: “What you own, someone once said, one day will own you.” They form a clandestine gang called The Edukators and break into the homes of the rich, rearrange their furniture, and leave them a message about their greedy ways. “Your days of plenty are numbered.” But things go awry as sexual attraction intrudes, and a kidnapped CEO upsets their master plan. Tense, evocative, and emotional, it’s one of the smartest thrillers ever shown at the festival.