The Yes Men - Phil Bayly, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore, Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, Sarah Price
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities
Changing the world one prank at a time.
The Yes Men follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate the World Trade Organisation on TV and at business conferences around the world. The story begins with Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno setting up a website that looks just like that of the World Trade Organisation. Some visitors don't notice the site is a fake, and send e-mail 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 as the organisation 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 change their strategy completely, and take a whole new approach for one final lecture.
Persons of interest
- Phil Bayly .... Chicago News Reporter
- Dr Andreas Bichlbauer .... Himself
- Andy Bichlbaum .... Himself
- Mike Bonanno .... Himself
- Michael Moore .... Himself
- Dan Ollman .... Director
- Sarah Price .... Director
- Chris Smith .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- The Yes Men official movie site
- The Yes Men film production notes
- The Yes Men QuickTime movie trailers
- Awards and film festivals:
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2004: Won: Audience Award (Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith)
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
When you saw Fahrenheit 9/11 (and you did see it, didn't you?!) you thought to yourself, "That's my kind of movie". And you were right, it is your kind of movie. The kind of movie that picks up on all those spare apostrophes that keep popping up in places they shouldn't be.
Well, The Yes Men is also your kind of movie. And it doesn't just find all those spare apostrophes, it tells you where you should put them. Everything you read in the Propaganda is true and shown viciously (ie honestly) on film. See it, love it, believe it.
Security censorship classification
M (Low level coarse language)
82 minutes (1:22 hours)