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Court case against Thierry Guetta, subject of Banksy's film Exit Through the Gift Shop, seems to confirm movie was not a hoax.

This article titled “Banksy documentary no hoax, Thierry Guetta lawsuit suggests” was written by Ben Child, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 8th June 2011 16.03 UTC

Some have considered its central story too wild and fanciful to have genuinely been drawn from real life, especially since the name next to the director’s credit happened to be that of arch-prankster Banksy. But further evidence has emerged that Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop was not a hoax after a court ruled against its subject, street artist Thierry Guetta, in a high-profile copyright case.

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