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Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Banksy ... Himself
Mr. Brainwash ... Himself (as Thierry Guetta aka Mister Brainwash)
Debora Guetta Debora Guetta ... Herself
Space Invader Space Invader ... Himself
Monsieur André Monsieur André ... Himself
Zeus Zeus ... Himself
Shepard Fairey ... Himself
Ron English ... Himself
Caledonia Curry Caledonia Curry ... Herself (as Swoon)
Borf Borf ... Himself
Buffmonster Buffmonster ... Himself
Steve Lazarides Steve Lazarides ... Himself
Wendy Asher Wendy Asher ... Herself
Roger Gastman Roger Gastman ... Himself
Laurent Nahoum-Vatinet 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

14 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Banksy - Pinta a Parede! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$170,756, 18 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,291,250

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,132,689
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Paranoid Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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One of George Price's 20 Favourite Movies, in which Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) was tied with Bowling for Columbine (2002) and Three Miles North of Molkom (2010). See more »

Quotes

Thierry Guetta: I don't know how to play chess, but to me, life is like a game of chess.
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Crazy Credits

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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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Staying In
Performed by Diskjokke
Written by Joachim Dyrdahl
Published by Smalltown Supermusic/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia
(c) Smalltown Supersound, 2008
Taken from the album "Staying In"
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A remarkable character study capturing the life of a rather eccentric man. Banksy's direction is inspired.
24 October 2010 | by Ryan_MYeahSee all my reviews

How is it until now I'd never seen this gem of a movie? The film is directed by notorious, and equally mysterious English street artist, Banksy. It uses many, many pieces of stock footage from a French shop keeper named Thierry Guetta (A man who would later be known as Mr. Brainwash), who follows many street artists all over the world, capturing their art on film before it is taken down. He soon comes across the man himself, capturing his art, and even attempts to make a documentary centered around the art, and the artists (Even though he has never made a film before). But Banksy decides to turn the tables, and instead focuses his own documentary on the life of Guetta. Why? As Banksy himself puts it, "He's a more interesting person than I am." An inspired decision on his part. Theirry Guetta really is a fascinating person, a man obsessed with taking a video camera everywhere he goes, and capturing these artists at work, having strong senses of passion for both. He is also a witty person, sometimes the things he says feel a little too odd to be true, but believe it. The film's portrait of the man is rather eccentric, and energetic.

A lot of this is to the credit of film editors Tom Fulford, and Chris King, whose editing and pacing is pitch perfect, always leaving proper delivery for some rather humorous things to occur, and never straying away from giving the world of art its own adequate time in the spotlight. The film really is a thought provoker, sometimes the life of the man can make you question "Is this for real?" I guess the whole film is really summed up by one phrase: "Time will tell whether I'm a rabbit, or a turtle." Sounds silly now, but once you hear it, the gears in your head start right up. It's a passionately crafted movie of a man with nothing but passion for what he does.

Exit Through the Gift Shop is a diamond in the rough, one that I give **** out of ****


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