The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei)
The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei) (2005)

Jan, Peter and Jule are united by their passion to change the state of the world. Jan and Peter become "The Edukators," mysterious activists who non-violently warn the local rich their "days of plenty are numbered."… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Edukators engagingly plays out the clash between youthful idealism and older pragmaticism.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

What is interesting to watch are the unexpected turns that occur when a jilted lover, a kidnapped rich capitalist and a pair of new lovers are cooped up in an isolated chalet.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Unless you're the sort who has a Che Guevara T-shirt tucked away somewhere in your closet, the needlessly long The Edukators wears out its welcome.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

It's deeply heartfelt and affecting, filmed with a nervy camera style that lends a vivid immediacy to the action.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Plays out like an ambivalent political tract, full of dissatisfaction but no conclusions.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The situations feel real, the injustices believable and the human frailty is all too recognizable.

Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

Captures the frustration of those who sense something deeply dysfunctional in the political and economic status quo but feel impotent do anything about it.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Intelligent, entertaining and, yes, educational as it looks at the nature of political activism now and then.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Much too didactic, obvious and simple-minded in its action story involving a radical act.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
Provocative! Is there a place for revolution within capatilistic society? Who is responsible for its ills? How can you change society without resorting to… More
Gordon A
Likeable tale of idealistic youth colliding with aged reality. It drifts a bit towards the end but raises some thought provoking issues.
Anthony Lawrie
Good film, well acted and with a great ending! I do however believe that camera men should not be seen! This and other continuity errors made the film a little… More
Chris Weber
Hillarious dark comedy/satire that is basically the Germn version of Fight Club, but with less violence and profanity, but with equally brilliant writing,… More
Lady D'arbanville
A journey through moral dilemmas and political activism, this film has reached an instant high place within my favourite movies list and it subconsciously… More
Jens S.
Young activists versus the establishment, breaking into their houses and rearranging their furniture, leaving merely a note. Where this German movie is going… More

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