The Edukators (2005)

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


Movie Info

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." Complications follow when vulnerable Jule ends up falling for both young men. 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.

Rating: R (for language, a scene of secuality, and some drug use)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Hans Weingartner, Katharina Held
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 15, 2005
Runtime:
IFC Films - Official Site

Cast


as Peter

as Villenbesitzer

as Villenbesitzerin

as Aggressiver Globalis...
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Critic Reviews for The Edukators

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (28)

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.

Full Review… | October 7, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 7, 2005
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 15, 2005
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 9, 2005
Miami Herald
Top Critic

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

September 9, 2005
Detroit News
Top Critic

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

September 9, 2005
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Edukators

½

Provocative! Is there a place for revolution within capatilistic society? Who is responsible for its ills? How can you change society without resorting to terrorism? Is hope for change merely youthful idealism? While the film raises many questions, it falls short on answers. The cast compensates for any directorial shortcomings, as the characters are sympathetic and well-acted. Stipe Erceg has 'cheekbones like geometery and eyes of sin.'

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Stefanie C

Super Reviewer

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 distracting, but on the whole, good film.

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

½

A journey through moral dilemmas and political activism, this film has reached an instant high place within my favourite movies list and it subconsciously invites you to question your own morals which pulls you further into the story.

With just a small cast, this was entertaining throughout and will no doubt be the first of many watches for me.

76Majikat
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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