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The Edukators

A young waitress talks a pair of political activists/pranksters railing against "petty bourgeois ethics" into kidnapping a wealthy businessman with predictably disastrous results. On the good side, the characters (particularly the young intellectual played by Goodbye Lenin!'s Daniel Brühl) are sympathetic and the cinematography is appropriately Dogme 95-ish. On the bad side, the politics go a bit too broad, hoping to tap into the sympathies of armchair revolutionaries worldwide, and director Hans Weingartner tests audience patience by not quite knowing where to go with the story. In German with English subtitles. 127 minutes R.