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Exit Through the Gift Shop

Cast

Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Thierry Guetta, Rhys Ifans View All


Crew

Banksy (Director), Banksy (Screenplay) View All

Release: Apr. 16th, 2010
Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes
Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend...
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Iroquois
It almost feels like a spoiler mentioning that Exit Through the Gift Shop is not actually about notorious street artist Banksy (as was my first impression), but actually about Thierry Guetta, a French-born clothes retailer whose obsession with filming his everyday life through a video camera leads him to become involved with street art after following around his cousin Invader.
christine
On the surface this film is about Frenchman Thierry Guetta's obsession with videoing his life and how he gets in with a French graffitti artist, and from that goes to the US and films all kinds of street artists at work.
TheUsualSuspect
So Banksy took over filmmaking duties, editing a new film, one that followed Thierry and also showcased street art.
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