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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

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Himself
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Himself (as Thierry Guetta aka Mister Brainwash)
Debora Guetta ...
Herself
Space Invader ...
Himself
Monsieur André ...
Himself
Zeus ...
Himself
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Himself
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Himself
Caledonia Curry ...
Herself (as Swoon)
Borf ...
Himself
Buffmonster ...
Himself
Steve Lazarides ...
Himself
Wendy Asher ...
Herself
Roger Gastman ...
Himself
Laurent Nahoum-Vatinet ...
Himself
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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The world's first Street Art disaster movie. See more »


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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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14 May 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Banksy - Pinta a Parede!  »

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Opening Weekend:

$170,756 (USA) (16 April 2010)

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$3,290,582 (USA) (29 October 2010)
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The film had its unofficial UK premiere in an abandoned rail tunnel underneath London's Waterloo station, an area devoted to graffiti and street art. Tickets for this sold out in a minute. A red carpet was spraypainted on the ground especially for the occasion, while spectators were all presented with tins of spray paint as they left the screening. See more »

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Lazarides, Steve: I think the joke is on... I don't know who the joke's on - really. I don't even know if there is a joke.
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At the end says "No elephants were harmed during the making of this movie" referring to Banksy's US expo. See more »

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Features Rash (2005) See more »

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Kronkite (Instrumental version)
Performed by The Creators
Written by Julian Hector Charles Baker (as J. Baker)/Simon Gilbert (as S. Gilbert)
Published by & (c) 2000 Bad Magic/Wall of Sound
Taken from the album "The Creators, The Weight"
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Exit Through the Gift Shop or How a Moron Can Be a Well Known Artist.
19 April 2012 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

First of all we have to make clear that this film is not about Banksy (although it contains some very rare and interesting footage of him "working"). Better than that this film is MADE BY Banksy himself! So be prepared for something really fresh. Second of all, this film is not even about street artists in general. It's about a man that tried too hard to be one. So be prepared for something entertaining. Best of all, this particular "artist" is actually an idiot so be prepared for something funny as hell. This movie is following a guy who accidentally got himself into the world of street art, not as an artist (he can't even draw a single line), but as a watcher. During the finale you will find out how an outsider moron, without working at all, can be a well known artist pissing all over the street art. I don't know if this is a vendetta for Banksy or he was just wanted to restore street art's "honor" from guys like Mr BrainWash (my God...). All I know is that I'm thinking this movie over and over for the past three days and being an "artist"(I hate the term ...whatever) myself, I can't forget the moment, laughing about this Terry guy when I realized that I'm actually laughing about myself. If you like Art and if you like Movies, this one is both.


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