The Edukators

Critics Consensus

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



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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.


Peer Martiny
as Villenbesitzer
Petra Zieser
as Villenbesitzerin
Oliver Bröcker
as Aggressiver Globalisierungsgegner
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Critic Reviews for The Edukators

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (53) | Rotten (23)

  • 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.

    Oct 7, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Plays out like an ambivalent political tract, full of dissatisfaction but no conclusions.

    Oct 7, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Captures the frustration of those who sense something deeply dysfunctional in the political and economic status quo but feel impotent do anything about it.

    Sep 15, 2005 | Rating: 4/5
  • 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.

    Sep 9, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • The situations feel real, the injustices believable and the human frailty is all too recognizable.

    Sep 9, 2005 | Rating: B

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • Intelligent, entertaining and, yes, educational as it looks at the nature of political activism now and then.

    Sep 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for The Edukators

  • Sep 02, 2009
    This movie has everything to be an excellent movie for young people but also enjoyable for older people. Also in this film there are some very interesting political statements which should make everyone think even if doesn?t share the opinion. I mean, how many movies are there which talk about politics at all? The movie is full of emotions; the plot attracts your entire attention as you live the experiences of these three kids in Berlin, and their quest to denounce the evils of capitalism. There's romance, jokes, great scenery and cast is impressive and with interesting performances. The camera makes you feel to be very close to the scenes and the music support these emotions successfully. Very inspiring movie a few words questions our understanding of happiness and success in a very entertaining way.
    Arianeta L Super Reviewer
  • Apr 10, 2009
    about the revolutionary spirit that endures in some people and how some see it as a fad until they get older. well made by the germans
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2008
    A case of good not great. I was expecting so much more from this. Still worth watching though.
    Emily B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 13, 2008
    Poor people hating wealthy people for being wealthy does not a logical film make.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer

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