The Edukators – Gerdas ‘Filmtipp’

The Edukators

Just thought of sharing with all of you how this post came about.

After many many months I’ve decided to tidy up the “insides” of the cupboard in the living room, the one which stands next to the window facing our street and is used to display a small TV and lots and lots of DVDs. So, after having cleared out all the board games, DVDs, magazines, table clothes with matching napkins (still waiting to be shown off to friends and finally replacing our much loved flower printed kitchen roll and for special occasions our ‘posh’ IKEA napkins – the large white  ones) and other bits and pieces I…oh dear…didn’t succeed in parting with just ONE thing!! In the end, though, I was nevertheless filled with the wonderful feeling of great achievement after having managed to put everything back inside the cupboard!

It was there and then that I found a copy of the movie “The Edukators” its German title is  “Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei”, which only a few years ago (think it was in 2008) was my favourite film!

If you haven’t watched it yet I can really recommend it because the actors are brilliant, the scenery is beautiful (ah-am..some .Austrian scenery, that is, mountains) the soundtrack is great and the story is original, fun with some surprise at the end!!

The feature is by Hans Weingartner (Free Rainer) and is part thriller, part satire on lost 1960s ideals.

Story: Jan (Daniel Brühl) and Peter (Stipe Erceg -) are passionate to change the world they live in, so they break into homes of the wealthy and rearrange their belongings leaving a note from “The Edukators” who, in this way, want to teach their victims a lesson about the futility of wealth. One day an incident threatens their political beliefs and trust in each other.

Here are also some quotes of what some critics had to say:

“That rare beast, a terrific movie that boasts intelligent wit, expert storytelling, delightful characters and grown-up dialogue plus suspense and a wicked surprise ending.” (The Hollywood Reporter, Ray Bennett)

“What makes the film so affecting, however, is its matter-of-fact evocation of character. Each person in the four-character cast is vivid and specific and believable.” (Washington Post, Steven Hunter)

To get you in the mood here’s a short movie trailer:

Hope you enjoy “The Edukators” as much as I did!


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