"You have too much money."
Don't let anyone tell you horror stories about the camera work, theyprobably never had an ounce of imagination anywhere in their bodies!
For those of us who are bored blind with standard Hollywood-ian movies,this kind of camera work is very refreshing. The constant motion putsus right into the characters' world and helps foster an instantconnection with them. Not that one wouldn't connect with them withoutthe fancy directing! On the contrary, Jan, Jule, and Peter willreawaken the idealist in anyone.
The movie is essentially about three friends with seemingly noparticular direction in life other than petty political activism nowand then. But Peter and Jan have found a very clever way of subvertingthe socio-economic system they so despise. Calling themselves "theEdukators", they break into the homes of the fabulously wealthy only tomake some absurd adjustments to the arrangement of their furniture andleave a simple note behind: "You have too much money."
With this basic plot, The Edukators delves into that ill-defined humannotion of morality, eventually blurring the line between the ethics ofsocial politics and the ethics of personal relationships.
Don't let the plot scare you, you don't have to be an anarchist toenjoy this movie! It's well-written, beautifully shot, and flawlesslyperformed. Some of the drawbacks are that it gets a little long andpreachy at the end (which happens fairly often to new directors), butlet's not nitpick. I'm willing to gloss over the film's (rare) faultsbecause, in the end, there is far too much to take home from thismovie. It's a real shame that some would wish to dismiss it as somecrackpot anarchist film.