The Edukators

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The Edukators is a 2004 German film about three activists who cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home. The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Hans Weingartner. Written by Katharina Held, Hans Weingartner.


  • One day, you want a car that doesn't break down and some other conveniences. Then you have children and want security for them. Then one day, to your surprise, you find yourself voting conservative.


  • We live in a capitalist dictatorship.


  • It's not who invented the gun, man. It's who pulls the trigger.
  • [to Jan at the end of film] Us three... That's more important than stuffy bourgeois ethics.


Jule [to Hardenberg during a conversation at table]: The First World could cancel the Third World's debts. That's only 0.01% of the GNP!
Hardenberg: That would collapse the world's financial system.
Jule: You want them poor! It's the way to control them. Make them sell their raw goods at dirt cheap prices...


  • Note on Wall (left for Hardenberg): "Some People Never Change."


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