Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei

Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei

Deutschland / Österreich 2003/2004, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Edukators

In their mid-twenties, Jan and Peter live together and share a blue VW bus as well as a deep-seated passion about social injustice in the world. It is not enough for them to distribute flyers at demonstrations; they need action and roam through the streets of the filthy rich at night, seeking to teach them a lesson. They don′t steal anything, but break into empty houses and leave behind creative chaos, underscored by such scribbled slogans as "the days of plenty are numbered", signed "The Edukators".

Peter′s girlfriend Jule has no idea about their nightly forays, but she has serious money problems and is sick and tired of the arrogant customers in the swanky restaurant where she works. When Peter leaves town for a while, Jan helps her to renovate her flat, a deed not without consequences. They are attracted to each other and Jan tells her about the break-ins. Jule immediately wants to join in the activist fun and the two of them force their way into the home of a top manager to whom Jule is heavily in debt after a car accident she caused. He catches them by surprise and recognizes Jule. The "Edukators" have no plan for this situation and suddenly find themselves turning into kidnappers…

"The Edukators", Hans Weingartner’s second feature film, was selected for competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, the first German-language film in this section since eleven years.

Source: 55. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Hans Weingartner
Screenplay:Katharina Held, Hans Weingartner
Director of photography:Matthias Schellenberg, Daniela Knapp
Production design:Christian Martin Goldbeck, Eva Stiebler
Property master:Johannes Pfaller
Stand-by props:Matthias Walitza
Make-up artist:Silvia Pernegger
Costume design:Silvia Pernegger
Editing:Dirk Oetelshoven, Andreas Wodraschke
Sound design:Uwe Dresch
Sound:Stefan Soltau, Benjamin Riesenfeld, Susy Wehrli
Sound assistant:Tini Tüllmann
Audio mixing:Bernhard Maisch
Casting:Suse Marquardt, Silke Koch
Music:Andreas Wodraschke
Music (other):Charlotte Goltermann (Beratung), Lara Schützsack (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Daniel BrühlJan
Julia JentschJule
Stipe ErcegPeter
Burghart KlaußnerHardenberg
Peer MartinyVillenbesitzer
Petra ZieserVillenbesitzerin
Laura SchmidtTochter
Sebastian ButzSohn
Oliver BröckerAggressiver Globalisierungsgegner
Knut BergerGlobalisierungsgegner
Hanns ZischlerVermieter
Claudio CaioloPaolo
Bernhard BettermannJules Chef
Sylvia Haider1. neureiche Frau
Claudia Jakobshagen2. neureiche Frau
Lara SchützsackMädchen in Disco
Heinz FitzWanderer
  
Production company:y3 film Hans Weingärtner Filmproduktion (Berlin), Coop99 Filmproduktion GmbH (Wien)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart)
in association with:Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Hans Weingartner, Antonin Svoboda
Producer (TV):Sabine Holtgreve (Südwestrundfunk [SWR]), Georg Steinert (Arte)
Line producer:Karsten Aurich
Unit production manager:Karsten Aurich, Bruno Wagner
Location manager:Martin Cichy
Shoot:01.07.2003-30.09.2003: Berlin, Tirol
Original distributor:Delphi Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Cine Tirol (AT), Filmfonds Wien (Wien), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:3521 m, 129 min
Format:DV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.07.2004, 98975, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 17.05.2004, Cannes, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Erstaufführung (DE): 29.06.2004, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 25.11.2004, Berlin, International;
TV-Erstsendung: 24.05.2007, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE AT) Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei
Arbeitstitel Jan Jule Peter

Versions

Original

Length:3521 m, 129 min
Format:DV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.07.2004, 98975, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 17.05.2004, Cannes, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Erstaufführung (DE): 29.06.2004, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 25.11.2004, Berlin, International;
TV-Erstsendung: 24.05.2007, Arte
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2005
Lola, Bester Nebendarsteller
Lola in Silber, Bester Spielfilm
 
Filmfest, München 2004
Förderpreis Deutscher Film, Drehbuch