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The Yes Men

Dan Olman, Sarah Price & Chris Smith / United States / 2003 / 80 ' / English

Credits

Dan Ollman
Dan Ollman & Chris Smith
Sarah Price, Doug Ruschhaupt, Randy Russell & Chris Smith

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Awards & Festivals

2004 Winner, Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, Audience Award
2005 Nominated, Political Film Society, USA
PFS Award in Exposé and Human Rights categories 2009 Winner
Berlin International Film Festival, Audience Award Winner
US Comedy Film Festival, Best Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
Berlin Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival

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Cutting the corporate crap!

Synopsis

The Yes Men, a movie, follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world. The story follows Andy and Mike from their beginnings with GWBush.com, and on to their tasteless parody of the WTO's website. Some visitors don’t notice the site is a fake, and send speaking invitations meant for the real WTO. Mike and Andy play along with the ruse and soon find themselves attending important functions as WTO representatives. Delighted to speak for the organization they oppose, Andy and Mike don thrift-store suits and set out to shock their unwitting audiences with darkly comic satires on global free trade. Weirdly, the experts don’t notice the joke and seem to agree with every terrible idea the two can come up with. Exhausted by their failed attempts to shock, Mike and Andy take a whole new approach for one final lecture.

 

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