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Exit Through the Gift Shop -- 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.

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Release Date:
5 March 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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The incredible true story of how the world's greatest Street Art movie was never made... See more »
Plot:
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 24 wins & 18 nominations See more »
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Excellent whether you think it's a hoax or 100% truth! See more (98 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Banksy ... Himself

Mr. Brainwash ... Himself (as Thierry Guetta aka Mister Brainwash)
Debora Guetta ... Herself
Space Invader ... Himself
Monsieur André ... Himself
Zeus ... Himself

Shepard Fairey ... Himself
Ron English ... Himself
Caledonia Curry ... Herself (as Swoon)
Borf ... Himself
Buffmonster ... Himself
Steve Lazarides ... Himself
Wendy Asher ... Herself
Roger Gastman ... Himself
Laurent Nahoum-Vatinet ... Himself
Amanda Fairey ... Herself
Romain Lefebure ... Himself
Clemence Janin ... Herself
David Healy ... Himself
Celeste Sparrow ... Herself
Derek Walborn ... Himself
Adam Lawrence ... Himself
Justin Murphy ... Himself
Justin Saliman ... Himself (as Dr Justin Saliman)
Sonja Teri ... Herself
Grace Jehan ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rhys Ifans ... Narrator

Christina Aguilera ... Herself (uncredited)

Beck ... Himself (uncredited)
Victor Borrayo ... Himself (uncredited)
Angie Crouch ... Herself (uncredited)

Mary Cummins ... Herself - elephant inspector (uncredited)
Liam Gallagher ... Himself (uncredited)

Noel Gallagher ... Himself (uncredited)

Angelina Jolie ... Herself (uncredited)

Jude Law ... Himself (uncredited)

Jay Leno ... Himself (uncredited)

Joshua Levine ... Himself (uncredited)

Shaquille O'Neal ... Himself (uncredited)

Brad Pitt ... Himself (uncredited)
Alastair Stewart ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tai ... Elephant (uncredited)
Alex Thomson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Banksy 
 
Produced by
Holly Cushing .... executive producer
Holly Cushing .... producer
Jaimie D'Cruz .... producer
Robert Gastman .... consulting producer
James Gay-Rees .... executive producer
James Gay-Rees .... producer
Melody Howse .... assistant producer
Andrew Palmer .... consulting producer
 
Original Music by
Geoff Barrow 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Fulford 
Chris King 
 
Production Management
Maddy Allen .... production manager
 
Art Department
Poster Boy .... art
Cheez .... art
Coma .... art
Fafi .... art
Faile .... art
Ash Keating .... art
Neckface .... art
Rone .... art
Seizer-One .... artist
Sync .... art
Regan Tamanui .... art (as Regan Tamanui aka haha)
Vexta .... art
Dan Witz .... art
Monsieur André .... art (uncredited)
Banksy .... art (uncredited)
Borf .... art (uncredited)
Mr. Brainwash .... art (uncredited)
Buffmonster .... art (uncredited)
Caledonia Curry .... art (uncredited)
Shepard Fairey .... art (uncredited)
Space Invader .... art (uncredited)
Zeus .... art (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jim Carey .... head of sound
Jack Gillies .... supervising sound editor
Mark Henry .... consulting sound supervisor
Mark Henry .... sound mixer
Alan Sallabank .... sound re-recording mixer
Grant Waters .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Glasman .... digital colourist
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mr. Brainwash .... camera operator (as Thierry Guetta)
Eric Coleman .... camera operator
Brian Cross .... camera operator (as B+)
Jaimie D'Cruz .... camera operator
Jerry Henry .... camera operator
Karolyn Holbon .... camera operator
Melody Howse .... camera operator
Steve Lazarides .... still photographer
Romain Lefebure .... camera operator
Tristan Manco .... still photographer
Todd Mazer .... camera operator
Luca Mercuri .... assistant camera
Andy Phipps .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Adam Eddy .... on-line editor
Rob Farris .... digital intermediate producer
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Becky Start .... post production services
Nick Timms .... technical operator
 
Music Department
Geoff Barrow .... music supervisor
Roni Size .... composer: additional music
Roni Size .... performer: additional music
 
Other crew
Pablo Aravena .... graffiti film archive
Lou Auguste .... graffiti film archive
Simon Durban .... production accountant
Keith Haskel .... graffiti film archive
Simon Huntley .... production accountant
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
George Pank .... business affairs consultant
 
Thanks
Nick Blackford .... thanks
Jay Burridge .... thanks (as Jay Jay Burridge)
Gerard Cantwell .... thanks
Henry Chalfant .... thanks
Jos Cushing .... thanks
Mark Dear .... thanks
Jacqui Edwards .... thanks
Ron English .... thanks
Faile .... thanks
Amanda Fairey .... thanks
Shepard Fairey .... thanks
Pip Gill .... thanks
Debora Guetta .... thanks
Damien Hirst .... thanks
Rachel Holroyd .... thanks
Derek Kersting .... thanks
Steve Lazarides .... thanks
Blek Le Rat .... thanks
Kate Leonard-Morgan .... thanks
Tristan Manco .... thanks
Andy Phipps .... thanks
Antoine Robin .... thanks
Kim Stephens .... thanks
Elizabeth Thornton .... thanks (as Betty-Belle Thornton)
Vhils .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some language
Runtime:
87 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | France:U | Germany:6 (f) | Ireland:12A | Japan:G | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:12 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46044)

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Trivia:
Amongst the celebrities spotted at the film's first showing at the Sundance Film Festival were Adrian Grenier, Jesse Eisenberg and Jared Leto.See more »
Quotes:
Banksy:I used to encourage everyone I knew to make art; I don't do that so much anymore.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Kelly Watch The StarsSee more »

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22 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Excellent whether you think it's a hoax or 100% truth!, 8 July 2010
Author: main-38 from United States

There are many who will swear this film is 100% truth. However, there are also those who believe it to be a complete farce- concocted by Shepard Fairy (the Obama poster guy) and everyone's favorite guerilla stenciler, Banksy. Regardless of the film's true history, it is a statement about street art and, more importantly, an examination of the true values which motivate it. The film opens in 1999 with Thierry Guetta, a clothing mogul and amateur filmmaker. Guetta is a bumbling, stumbling and nearly incoherent Frenchman who accidentally discovers his cousin's role in the rapidly growing street art community. This chance occurrence sends Guetta on a 10 year, global journey to document prominent members of the fledgling art movement- from its grimy, urban roots on street corners and the sides of buildings, to its rise into galleries, auction houses and the homes of wealthy collectors. The odd, quirky and moving art in the film plays as much of a role as Guetta, Banksy and the other artists. Guetta represents the unknowing public who is forced to view this street art created by individuals who are fueled by cynicism and disgust for the modern, commercial and censored world we live in. And, naturally, he wants to be a part of it. Without giving too much away, 'Exit through the Gift Shop' is first an intimate look into the world of street art and how mainstream consumerism is destroying it- the same way it did coffee houses, acoustic music, and, well, art in general. And then it is one man's odyssey into the street art world. He is overcome by one of the last great outlets of independent social criticism and some of the movement's greatest contributors. Then, he attempts to become one of them and really makes a mess. 'Exit through the Gift Shop' is a documentary in the way that 'Borat' was a documentary. It's farce which forces its viewers to look deeper into the subject. Rhys Ifan provides narration for the film, which only adds to the humor and overall dry wit. In a perfect synthesis, 'Exit' combines great art, a few nail biting and anxiety inducing moments and a clever and hilarious story which is both too far-fetched to be fully believable but also simply be written off as a complete hoax.

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DEFINITIVE PROOF oborboa
If Thierry erased the Disneyland footage... oMalley79
why did other artists, turn against Thierry? malefic99
Thierry is a Great Business Man (Banksy doesn't exist) harlemblues
The character 'Mister Brainwash' is a work by Banksy parcifalneyt
This film makes me think Banksy is pretty arrogant michaelcrockford
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