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)