Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei - The Edukators
Director: Hans Weingartner, Germany 2004, 126 min
Language: German with English subtitles
Jan and Peter share a flat in Berlin, a Volkswagen bus, and ideas on how to take action against social injustice in the world. They spy on luxury mansions and break in when the owners are notat home. They don't steal anything, instead they re-arrange the furniture and leave what they hope are unsettling notes, such as “You have too much money” or “Your days of plenty are numbered”, and sign themselves as “The Edukators”. Peter’s girlfriend Jule has just lost her flat because she fell behind with the rent, and moves in with Peter and Jan. She has a casual job in an expensive restaurant to pay off enormous debts - in a road accident she wrecked the car of a rich businessman (Hardenberg), and now she has to pay for the damage.