KINO! Film Salon: The Edukators
KINO! Film Salon is a monthly online film club to discuss German film.
How it works: Each month we choose a German film or series currently available to stream on U.S. platforms, watch it independently, and come together for a hosted conversation with other fans of German film.
In our April session we’ll talk about the award-winning film The Edukators (2004) by Hans Weingartner which U.S. participants can watch on Prime Video.
Three anti-capitalist activists kidnap a wealthy businessman and take him to a remote Alpine cabin, only for tensions in the kidnaper’s love triangle to surface. When their prey confesses to his own radical past, it confuses matters even further.
Daniel Brühl (Good Bye Lenin!) stars in this piercing, thrilling, yet humorous insight into the pathology of radicalism and how the obligatory onset of conventionalism gets us all in the end.
Hosted by Sydney Levine
Sydney Levine consults, interviews, and writes about filmmakers and the film industry. She has taught international film business at universities including UCLA, Chapman, The New School of Social Research, and the University of Television and Film Munich, as well as at festivals including the Cannes Producers Workshop, and Berlinale Talents. She created FilmFinders, the film industry’s first database, which was acquired by IMDb. She currently lives in Berlin and Los Angeles.
KINO! Film Salon is a production of Telescope Film, in partnership with the German Film Office.
Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei
Dir. Hans Weingartner
With Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner